County jobless rate remained the same in September


Champaign County’s jobless rate remained the same in September, according to information released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

While the county’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent, the number of employed people decreased by 100 to 19,000 in September and the number of unemployed people increased by 100 to 800.

In September 2014, the county’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent with 19,200 employed people and 900 unemployed people.

Champaign County was one of 23 counties in the state with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent or lower.

Logan County’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, a slight increase from 3.5 percent in August.

Mercer County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.8 percent while Monroe County had the highest at 8.4 percent.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in September, down from a revised 4.6 percent in August. Ohio’s non-farm wage and salary employment decreased 8,600 over the month, from a revised 5,409,500 in August to 5,400,900 in September.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 254,000, down 11,000 from 265,000 in August. The number of unemployed has decreased by 51,000 in the past 12 months from 305,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 5.3 percent in September 2014.

The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 5.1 percent, unchanged from 5.1 percent in August and down from 5.9 percent in September 2014.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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