County jobless rate slightly decreases in November


Champaign County’s jobless rate decreased slightly to 4.1 percent in November, according to information released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The county’s jobless rate was down from 4.2 percent in October.

Champaign County’s jobless rate in November 2015 was 4.2 percent and the county was one of 33 counties across the state with an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent or less.

Logan County’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in November, with 22,000 employed people and 900 unemployed people.

Mercer County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.8 percent, while Monroe County had the highest at 9.0 percent.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November, unchanged from October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 9,100 over the month, from a revised 5,497,300 in October to 5,506,400 in November.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 278,000, down 2,000 from 280,000 in October. The number of unemployed has increased by 9,000 in the past 12 months from 269,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio was 0.2 percentage points higher than the November 2015 rate of 4.7 percent.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 4.6 percent, 0.3 percentage points lower than in October, and 0.4 percentage points lower than November 2015.

By Nick Walton

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

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