Huron County's umemployment rate dropped in May, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The percentage of county residents collecting unemployment compensation last month was 7.3 percent. That compares with an 8.4 percent mark in April, a figure that ranked Huron County fourth among the state's 88 counties when it comes to unemployment.
Still, the current figure ranks Huron County tied with Monroe County was eighth-highest. Pike County tops the list with 8.5 percent, followed by Cuyahoga (7.6 percent), Adams, Coshocton, Perry and Vinton (7.5) and Muskingum (7.4).
The jobless rate in May for surrounding counties was as follows: Ashland County, 6.2 percent; Crawford, 6.7; Erie, 5.7; Lorain, 7.1; Richland, 6.7; Sandusky, 5.7; and Seneca, 5.9. Last month, those rates were this: Ashland County, 6.1 percent; Crawford, 7.0; Erie, 6.3; Lorain, 6.2; Richland, 6.4; Sandusky, 5.8; and Seneca, 5.6.