Huron Co. has state’s 13th worst jobless rate

Unemployment rates rose in all 88 counties.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2013


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).



Go Terry keep your constituents needing your handouts.Tea Party forever.Please keep him in Columbus he is doing a fine job.


True four. Glad you know. Some tried to help keep our jobs. Others sat on their hands. Always help those with $$. That's the "American Way." The Koch brothers agree.

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Another example of the Obama job's stimulus success? The mayor of the largest city in Huron County ran on jobs, jobs, jobs, how's that working out?


Well considering the rate was 13%+ when he took office I think you should modify arguement. Unless you are trying to support this Mayor which I assume you are not..

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Please supply a list of new jobs the mayor has brought into the city since his jobs, jobs, jobs election?


I don't need to. I am not specifically supporting the mayor, I am just trying to point out that your arument is flawed because the unemployment rate is less than than when he took office so doesn't that mean more people are working than when he took office?


Re: "jobs, jobs, jobs,"

Those that believed Mr. Duncan's "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" nonsensical rhetoric thought that he was saying "JOBS, JOBS, JOBS," i.e. major employers, not retail and restaurant (mostly part-time) "jobs."


The underground economy, i.e. drug sales, non-reported income, etc. is helping to support HC's dismal financial and employment status.

Without it, it would be much worse.


The real stats are 14.7%.they don't include the ones not looking for work !


That is not the way the calculations work.

Here is how they are calculated.


Re: "they don't include the ones not looking for work !"

Nor the "underemployed": Those looking for full time, but can only find part time.

ObamaCare is causing employers to hire more part time.

On a national basis, many believe the U-6 number to be the TRUE unemployment rate.

Also nationally, one should consider the labor force participation rate that is at 30 yr. lows:


Want to know what is killing this area. Drugs and our court systems failure to keep drug users and sellers away.

Who in their right mind would want to move here and start a business or expand one with all the crap going on?

believe it

Well to play devil's advocate a little, Willard did have the Pepperidge Plant start an expansion and Tractor Supply just opened up. Just saying...


You are correct and yes this is a good thing....I guess the point I was trying to make is that this county and its judicial system has made this place a safe haven for drug dealers and users. To many good people are moving out of this area each and every year and to many people with drug issues or rap sheets are moving in.


You honestly believe that dealers and users are out there saying to each other "let's move to Huron County and start our drug trade there-Conway will let us off? I'm seeing homegrown people in the papers everyday for drugs, not people moving from outside the area. And for crying out loud- what part of Gov. Kasich signed a reform bill a couple of years ago that created the mess we're in with sentencing guidelines- you cannot put an addict in prison if they have no prior felony!!


It's nice that they have created more jobs, but now who is going to fill them, if they do drug screens before hiring? it's not there is not enough people, just not enough who can pass the drug test....just saying

believe it

Those jobs will be filled, they aren't just going to never fill them.

Really are you ...

A couple of questions for Contango and Deertracker or anyone else. The twenty dollar an hour jobs are not coming back any time soon. Why will they not return? Back in the 1990's they were bread winning jobs. Family supporting jobs where families could support themselves comfortably and were easily able to afford some of the finer things in life, off of one family member working. With everything rising cost wise. Why have hourly wages dropped to a point or have been frozen, if you want to live comfortably you need two or more household members working to afford what one family member use to? It is insane. According to Albert Einstein insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results."

Corporate greed, right? These corporations raise the prices of their products and freeze or lower their hourly labor rates. Or altogether move their production facilities to a foreign country to avoid paying or not paying their fair share of taxes while supporting the American Worker. We need to have NAFTA changed from Free Trade to Fair Trade. Apply an adjustable tax rate on US owned corporations and businesses, US owned corps and businesses making products that are brought back into the US, that would level their profits to such where it would make more sense for these money producing giants to bring their production facilities back to the US. If you are a corporation that makes a multimillion dollar profit per year, how many more millions of dallars a year do you need to to make to remain a multimillion dollar corporation?

What needs to happen? All middle and lower class families leave the US, so the rich and upper 1% will be screaming "Come back! We can not survive with out you as our puppets to pay taxes we don't, and provide us with our daily conveniences!" This is a very extreme idea but with the lack of bread winning family wage jobs, more of those types of jobs going to foreign countries, ever increasing taxes, the increasing use of and dealing of controlled substances in this area, and the increase of illegal drug trafficking our world is becoming insane.

Increased drug trafficking in my opinion points to 2 things. 1. Is people are needing to numb their minds as to how drastically our standards of living have declined. 2. Supplemental income.


First of all it has been 50 years since a family has been able to live off the income of a single household member. And since then what were considered luxuries are now regarded necessities. Things like cable TV, cell phones, video games, and more than 1 vehicle in the family just to name a few. So stop trying to blame "evil" corporate America and start focusing on the incessant consumerism that requires more and more family resources to support.


Yea,you are right about insanity.Look at the top ten poorest cities that keep electing Dumacrat Mayors for the last ten plus years.Detroit is one them.Go on line and look at Hiroshima,it is beautiful and thriving.What happened to the radiation in Detroit,union greed?


Re: "A couple of questions for Contango (snip)."

Better consider the rate of inflation regarding the loss of consumer buying power.

What cost $1.00 in 1960, now costs $7.89.


Also, consider the effects of the Federal Reserves' cheap money policies on the economy over the past number of decades.

Many of those jobs that went overseas will come back but will be automated.

Those factories of 10-20 yrs. ago that employed 200 people are now being replaced with 20 people operating robots.

"Corporate greed" is simplistic nonsense - EVERYONE is "greedy" in some way, shape or form.

Cliff Cannon

@ Contango: As I understand it. Inflation, became "policy" back in 1971,when Nixon did away with the gold standard,( Bretton Woods agreement )so inflation could help pay for the Vietnam war.

Since then, or so it seems, Fed policy has been to turn Americans, indeed the world into debtors, with the " promise " that inflation would make that debt less painful in the future.

Of course, that idea, worked until it didn't. So now we are left with a fiat currency, which shall end up in history's dust bin alongside Holland's tulip bulbs & other fiat currencys, won't it ? ( Why is "this time" always " different " ? )

" EVERYONE is " greedy " in some way..." No doubt. ( although,quite a few people & corporations have really gone overboard ) As Twain noted " People are like the moon, in that we all have our dark side "

Good day to you


I hope all you tax increase supporters can read this?Vote no on more tax!!!



Many families aren't really traditional families anymore, one mom, one dad, married. Both working ( if they're lucky ) That scenario has turned into shack up- pop out a kid- break up - get hooked up again - more kids popped out by various birthers. Etc. { I won't even go into the gay thing }


Just what are the finer things in life? Cable tv and high end cell phones, clothes, shoes, TV's , handbags etc. are all luxury items ... not the basic staples of living. but, hey, you can't convince material greedy people of that.

They would just as soon go into debt to keep up with the Jones's of the world.


There will be be some job openings in the military.they are voting on having Atheist Chaplains.Now I have seen stupidity in the military personally,but this takes the cake.But I guess it is like being gay,you want everyone to know it.I was going to say the" Q "word but it would probably trigger some device.


There are plenty of jobs at the muck.. just saying!!


Humanetics in Huron has been hiring, machinist. But from what my husband says, to many people that apply have a poor work history. They expect people to come to work everyday, for some, that's asking to much

Really are you ...

How do we, as Americans, increase our GDP when a lot of quality manufacturing jobs are being moved or outsourced to foreign countries? Making the goods in a foreign country and then shipping the goods to a warehouse in the United States and say they are made here in this location? Is that calculated into our GDP? The Fisker car comes to mind. Set up a headquarters in California to get that Obama handout, but the money is actually used in Australia. Bent rules. Arrrggg! The oil rigg that caught fire and spilt oil in the gulf, not an American rigg, and now they admit to a coverup. What options do we have to move our modes of transportation forward? Even hybrids have combustion engines in them. The only option main option we have in driving an affordable vehicle is which gas station has the cheapest prices for fuel. Wait there is that fuel made from corn, but then that is taking food from somebody's mouth. We send food to third world countries, and what do we get out of it? When the GDP hits zero or drops below our National Debt, how will the rest of the world help bail out the United States? We really need something, a new technology and process, that will increase the United States GDP and pay down the National Debt. Contango says that jobs will come back but with lesser manning. With all of the empty manufacturing buildings that still would be great with employment and the GDP. Whatever happens, it can not happen soon enough, it should have happened years ago. Uplift the GDP of the US, not the GDP of China, Mexico, or any other country that has taken our jobs.

Cliff Cannon

@ ask8230: " They expect people to come to work everyday, for some, that's asking to much " Couldn't agree more, whether it's " Humantics " or Janesville or..... What's the deal with the 'average' person not caring enough to go to work everyday ? ( or worse, not giving a dang about their efforts or their company's profits, once there ? )

Of course,you didn't even touch on a far more serious problem. How many applicants can not pass a drug test in the first place ! So certainly your husband is right on regarding poor work history's as well

So what's the answer ? Mine is an accelerated rate -----down----- on benefits to healthy people not working. In short, make people earn their daily bread. Because, when they have to, they will. But,what do I know ?

Really are you ...

Companies see employees as numbers that produce a product. And that is it, we are numbers.

But for example, in the military people are trained in specialized occupations. When a problem arose the commanding element would say this has happened we need to fix this. Everyone pulled together and fixed the situation. Depending on the size of the problem that MOS shop would fix it. If the problem was bigger, different MOS's would pull together and fix it. We were all trying to accomplish whatever it was as one unit in a professional manner.

Here in Norwalk a good while back when Mayflower was here. Different sections such as Cab In White or Cab in Black, there were people who had been there quite a while. It was like a close knit family. If there was a new employee and they did not know how to perform a certain part of their job all they had to do was ask someone who had been there for a little while. No one was shunned, if one question was asked there was four or five people giving helpful advice, not by the supervisor but by people with experience in the area.

Now it is cut throat, with no employee value. You are in the click or you are not. It is kind of hard to uphold employee pride in situations like this.