Huron County has the state’s 13th worst jobless rate in the state.
Of the 27,700 people in the county’s estimated workforce, 2,700 — or 9.6 percent — were unemployed in June, according to the most recent statistics released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). That puts Huron County at No. 13 among Ohio’s 88 counties.
The current rate is up a bit from May, when the county posted a 9 percent mark. It’s also a bit higher than the 9.1 percent rate posted in June 2012.
Among the state’s 88 counties, June 2013 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 4.6 percent in Mercer County to a high of 12.7 percent in Meigs County. Rates rose in all of the 88 counties statewide.
Five counties had unemployment rates below 6.0 percent in June. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Holmes, 5.0 percent; Delaware, 5.3 percent; Auglaize, 5.4 percent; and Union, 5.7 percent.
Meanwhile, six counties had unemployment rates above 10.5 percent in June. The counties with the highest rates, other than Meigs were: Pike, 12.4 percent; Scioto, 11.6 percent; Adams, 11.2 percent; Morgan, 11.0 percent; and Jefferson, 10.6 percent.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in June 2013, up from 7.0 percent in May, the ODJFS reported. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,500 over the month, from a revised 5,214,000 in May to 5,201,500 in June.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 413,000, up from 8,000 from 405,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 5,000 in the past 12 months from 418,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.3 percent in June 2012.
The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 7.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month and down from 8.2 percent in June 2012.
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 12,500 over the month, from a revised 5,214,000 in May 2013 to 5,201,500 in June, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.
Goods-producing industries, at 853,600, lost 5,100 jobs over the month. Decreases were seen in manufacturing (-3,100), construction (-1,900), and mining and logging (-100). Private service-providing industries, at 3,598,300, lost 3,700 jobs. Employment decreased in educational and health services (-3,000), information (-800), professional and business services (-700), trade, transportation, and utilities (-300), and financial activities (-300). Leisure and hospitality added 1,400 jobs. Government employment, at 749,600, decreased 3,700 as the employment decline in local government (-7,100) was partially offset by the employment gain in state government (+3,400); federal government employment was unchanged over the month.
From June 2012 to June 2013, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 16,000. Goods-producing industries increased 800 over the year. Manufacturing gained 4,800 in nondurable goods (+2,800) and durable goods (+2,000). Construction lost 3,900 jobs. Mining and logging lost 100 jobs. The private service-providing sector increased 24,200. Gains were posted in educational and health services (+12,300), leisure and hospitality (+11,500), professional and business services (+2,900), and other services (+400). Employment fell in information (-1,900), financial activities (-900), and trade, transportation, and utilities (-100). Government employment decreased 9,000 through losses at the local (-6,700), federal (-2,000), and state (-300) levels.
All data cited are produced in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Labor. Data sources include Current Population Survey (U.S. data); Current Employment Statistics Program (nonagricultural wage and salary employment data); and Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (Ohio unemployment rates).