Champaign County’s unemployment rate decreased slightly in October to 3.7 percent according to information released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The county’s rate in September was 3.8 percent.
Champaign County was one of 23 counties in the state with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent or lower.
Logan County’s unemployment rate also decreased slightly during the month from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent. Logan County was one of 15 counties in Ohio with an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent or lower.
Clark County’s jobless rate in October was 4.2 percent.
Nine Ohio counties had unemployment rates at or below 3.3 percent in October. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer at 2.8 percent, were: Holmes, 2.9 percent; Wyandot, 3.0 percent; Auglaize, Delaware, and Hancock, 3.1 percent; Putnam, and Union, 3.2 percent; and Medina, 3.3 percent.
Four counties had unemployment rates at or above 6.5 percent in October. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe at 8.1 percent were: Meigs and Noble, 6.8 percent; and Scioto, 6.5 percent.
Ohio’s unemployment rate for October was 4.4 percent, down slightly from 4.5 percent in September. In October of 2014, the Ohio jobless rate was 5.2 percent. The U.S. rate also decreased year over year from October 2014 (5.7 percent) to October 2015 (5.0 percent).