County jobless rate increases in November


By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



Champaign County’s jobless rate increased to 4.2 percent in November, according to information released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The county’s unemployment rate in October was 3.7 percent.

From October to November, the number of employed people decreased by 200 to 19,100 while the number of unemployed people rose by 100 to 800.

The county’s unemployment rate was the same in November 2014, with the same number of unemployed people and 19,200 employed people.

Champaign County was one of 32 counties in the state with an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent or lower.

Logan County’s unemployment rate in November was 4.0 percent, an increase from 3.5 percent in October.

Monroe County had the highest unemployment rate in the state at 9.7 percent, while Medina and Geauga Counties had the lowest at 3.0 percent.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in November, up from 4.4 percent in October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 9,900 over the month, from a revised 5,427,100 in October to 5,437,000 in November.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 255,000, up 6,000 from 249,000 in October. The number of unemployed has decreased by 41,000 in the past 12 months from 296,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 5.2 percent in November 2014.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 5.0 percent, unchanged from October and down from 5.8 percent in November 2014.

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

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

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