Huron County has state's 11th worst jobless rate.

Estimated 2,500 local residents looking for work.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Nov 30, 2013

Huron County's jobless rate is the 11th worst among the state's 88 counties.

The local unemployment rate for October was 9.4 percent, according to data released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). The latest figures reveal that 2,500 of the 26,300 people in Huron County's estimated work force are out of a job. The jobless rate is up slightly from the 9.1 percent figure posted in September but down from the 10.3 percent figure from October 2012.

Among the state’s 88 counties, October 2013 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 4.3 percent in Mercer County to a high of 12.0 percent in Meigs County. Rates declined in 74 of the 88 counties statewide. The comparable rate for Ohio was 7.0 percent in October.

Six counties had unemployment rates below 5.5 percent in October. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Holmes, 4.7 percent; Geauga, 5.0 percent; Auglaize, 5.1 percent; and Delaware and Union, 5.2 percent.
Meanwhile, five counties had unemployment rates above 10.0 percent in October. The counties with the highest rates, other than Meigs were: Pike, 11.9 percent; Monroe, 11.6 percent; Scioto, 11.2 percent; and Adams, 10.3 percent.

Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in October 2013, 7.4 percent in September, and 7.3 percent in August, according to the ODJFS. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment at 5,204,800, increased 2,400 from September to October and 200 from August to September.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in October was 427,000, up 2,000 from 425,000 in September. The number of unemployed has increased by 31,000 in the past 12 months from 396,000. The October unemployment rate for Ohio was up from 6.9 percent in October 2012.

The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 7.3 percent, up from 7.2 percent in September and down from 7.9 percent in October 2012.

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 2,400 over the month, from 5,202,400 in September 2013 to 5,204,800 in October, 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 849,100, gained 2,300 jobs over the month. Jobs were added in construction (+1,300), manufacturing (+900), and mining and logging (+100). The private service-providing sector, at 3,615,800, gained 6,400 jobs. Employment increased in trade, transportation, and utilities (+3,500), leisure and hospitality (+3,000), financial activities (+1,000), and other services (+1,000). Job losses occurred in professional and business services (-1,200), educational and health services (-600), and information (-300). Government employment, at 739,900, lost 6,300 jobs. Declines were posted in local (-4,300), state (-1,400), and federal (-600) government.

From October 2012 to October 2013, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 27,200. Goods-producing industries increased 5,300 over the year. Manufacturing gained 6,000 jobs in durable goods (+5,100) and non-durable goods (+900). Mining and logging added 400 jobs but construction lost 1,100 jobs. Private service-providing industries added 33,400 jobs. Job gains were posted in leisure and hospitality (+13,100), educational and health services (+12,100), trade, transportation, and utilities (+11,100), professional and business services (+1,500), and financial activities (+1,100).  Employment declines were seen in information (-2,800) and other services (-2,700). Government lost 11,500 jobs through local (-7,600), federal (-2,800), and state (-1,100) government.



Or the 77th best! Lol!


Actually it would be the 78th best


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Thanks Terry Boose your republican ways have brought the bacon home. Tea party members rule!!!!


Terry has nothing to do with the crappy business environment in Huron Co.


Terry Boose is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 58th District.

What District is that? Yep thats our district and you say he has nothing to do with it?

Guess we will have to wait to see who congratulates him when employment rises.

Now that we know he has nothing to do with nothing right?


Another baseless accusation brought to you by crapped!!


Maybe you should shorten that name of yours up by two letters.

hit the road jack

cracked: We shouldn't need any "BACON" if you get off your hind end and get to work instead of waiting for a handout! I personally would rather see my taxes lowered so they wouldn't have to worry about getting the "bacon" for the lazy bums who sit back and collect for everything.


As opposed to lazy bums who marry someone to provide for them and their dozen children.

hit the road jack

Why,do you make your old lady work so your lazy @ss can sit at home and eat pizza and cheese puffs? or maybe you have a boyfriend that has to work so you can lay around?


Re: "The local umemployment rate for October was 9.4 percent,"

Doesn't include the:

Underemployed (PT that want FT), those who have given up looking for work and those whose unemployment benefits have been exhausted.

The "true" unemployment rate is without a doubt in the double digits.


Welcome to the Black man' world! Cozy??????


Ooooo....oooooo.. The white man holdin' me down! The white man holdin' me down! I cain't get a job or off the 29 years of welfare cuz the white man keepin' us in the guetto makin' us sell crack and loot and rob and steal! It be the white man fault! Shut up you racial pig.


Re: "Welcome to the Black man' world!"

Which means what?


You guys all know each other ?Is this a White Man thing? Zing !


Get off the porch and go get a job. Nothing like playing the race card when this article had nothing to do with race.


What about the over employed?


My @ss he doesn't! Knuckle that man was silent when 3major employers left Huron County. The then mayor of Norwalk & Lt.Gov.Fischer tried to work with them (factories) to no avail. You proved you only vote the party line. Oh..ask Terry how much YOU paid him for subsidies & migrant help (welfare). This county major land usage is agriculture. You might as well pay for the oldsters at the airport too. More welfare.


Re: "This county major land usage is agriculture."

This county's major industry is agriculture.

Go ahead, take away the govt. subsidies and the money will only be transfer elsewhere and this county will become even POORER.

Who cares about lost major employers? They're gone!

The migration has been goin' on for decades. It just didn't start with the last three.

Live in the NOW and quit whining kurtie.

Where does HC go from here?

believe it

There's jobs available, people would rather receive a check from the government though. America!


It's about the same amount as working!


Re: "It's about the same amount as working!"

Obviously some are in agreement with you.

"The Other America: 'Taxpayers Are The Fools... Working Is Stupid'":


It has nothing to do with the amount. Take a little pride in yourself and stop using race for an excuse.


Facts. You whine Winnie & pay them & myself again. You've always had to pay US. Being miserable must be a burden for you.


Re: "You've always had to pay US."

Why whine if you're gettin' paid?

Live in the NOW and quit whining kurtie.


kURTje- The previous mayor and Governor only showed up when it was to late to do anything but pose for photo ops. You seem to have some kind of personal vendetta against Terry Boose, because you seem to blame him for every issue this area has.


TJ you must be subsidized (Agri-business). In the eighties this county had the highest % of unemployment statewide. No agenda - as a voter just know some facts on a local level. Don't like what he said to me either about the military. Terry has gotten government funding for a long time & that's the truth of it. TJ = tp?


Re: "Terry has gotten government funding for a long time & that's the truth of it."

@ kURTie:

Rep. Boose's family and hundreds of others in HC and across the state get fed subsidies.

Heck, Big Sugar borrows millions of dollars, defaults and the feds give 'em more.

Any subsidies the Boose family gets is SMALL POTATOES.

Besides, if he and others in HC don't take 'em, the money will go elsewhere and the county will be even POORER.

Other than continue to whine, cry and pout about it what are you gonna do?

Cliff Cannon

If this was a perfect world. Then there would be no need for " government funding" ( handouts,subsidy's or what ever one chose's to call government aid.)

Obviously, it is not a perfect world. So some gov't handout's I LOVE, to wit : The rebirth of Norwalk Furniture. With out the 2.1 million from Columbus. Does 'furniture' get a second chance ?

Further,who wouldn't have some government handout headed towards Janesville if only they would stay ? Also, won't it take 'handouts' to attract any sizeable new industry here ?

If the gov't spigot was to be turned off instantly. What would happen to economy ? ( I am guessing total chaos) If the spigot was only turned off to agri-business. My guess, is food shortages send prices skyrocketing, while world wide starvation ( already 250,000 people die daily) trebles or even quadruples.

As always, since we are human. We like, even love, our handouts and dislike the other guys handouts at the same time. Here's hoping, we can wean as many as possible away from the government trough. Till then, the system ( often quite sadly ) is what it is.

P.S. Thomas Jefferson I for one give an extremely high grade to the former Mayor for her efforts vis a via Norwalk Furniture. Which is to say she showed not just for photo ops ,but rather to help save the day