Huron County has state's 4th worst jobless rate

About 2,300 were out of work here in July.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Aug 25, 2014


Huron County has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the state.

Of the estimated 26,600 people in Huron County's workforce, 2,300 were out of work in July, according to statistics released recently by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). That ranks No. 4 among Ohio's 88 counties.

The 8.8 percent jobless rate is 2 percentage points higher than June's rate of 6.8 percent. However, the current figure is down significantly from July 2013, when 11.4 percent of the county's residents were out of a job -- the fifth-worst percentage in Ohio.

The local rate is higher than the state average of 5.7 percent and national average of 6.2 percent.

Among the state's 88 counties, July unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.3 percent in Mercer County to a high of 12.2 percent in Monroe County. From June, county unemployment rates increased in 73 counties.

Four counties had unemployment rates below 4.5 percent in July. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Holmes, 3.9 percent; Auglaize, 4.1 percent; and Delaware, 4.3 percent.

Seven counties had unemployment rates at or above 8.0 percent in July. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe were: Meigs, 9.4 percent; Pike, 8.9 percent; Huron and Morgan, 8.8 percent; Scioto 8.5 percent; and Jefferson 8.0 percent.

Ohio's unemployment rate was up slightly from the 5.5 percent mark in June. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over the month, from a revised 5,301,300 in June to 5,288,900 in July.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 323,000, up 7,000 from 316,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 110,000 in the past 12 months from 433,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.5 percent in July 2013.

The U.S. unemployment rate was up slightly from 6.1 percent in June, and down from 7.3 percent in July 2013.

Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over the month, from a revised 5,301,300 in June to 5,288,900 in July, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.

Employment in goods-producing industries, at 875,000, decreased 2,300 from June as losses in manufacturing (-2,900) outweighed gains in construction (+600). Mining and logging was unchanged over the month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,660,900, decreased 11,600. Job losses were seen in professional and business services (-4,200), educational and health services (-3,700), leisure and hospitality (-2,900), other services (-1,400), information (-200), and financial activities (-200). Employment gains occurred in trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,000). Government employment, at 753,000, added 1,500 jobs as employment gains in local government (+6,900) were partially offset by losses in state (-5,300) and federal (-100) government.

From July 2013 to July 2014, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 24,400. Goods-producing industries added 14,700 jobs. Manufacturing gained 11,700 jobs in durable goods (+10,900) and non-durable goods (+800). Construction added 2,200 jobs and mining and logging added 800 jobs. Employment in the private service-providing sector increased 15,200. The most significant gain occurred in professional and business services (+17,000). Also showing improvement were trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,100) and other services (+3,600). Over-the-year declines occurred in financial activities (-5,500), educational and health services (-2,500), leisure and hospitality (-2,500), and information (-2,000). Government employment decreased 5,500 in local (-4,000), state (-1,300), and federal (-200) government.



Its about to get worse! Wait for Bader to leave!! He is on his way.


2,300 pill poppers & heroin heads !


On the bright side; Boose got the farm bill. e.r.


Bader will never leave our awesome town. He's a master. He told me. He's a master Bader.


Is that why he purchsed 500 acres?


What's to "keep 'em down on the farm" after they've gotten their education?


Or should we call it what it is? Junkies and fat lazy slobs!


Perfect example of people living off the system. they refuse to work and there are jobs out there.


We got some cool windmills comin to the neighborhood...


Perhaps it is time to change your representation in Columbus. You now have a state representative who is beholden to rich donors and special interest groups. Huron County makes up the majority of house district 57. Regulations and taxes are driving jobs out of not only Huron County, but the entire state of Ohio. This, to me, is unacceptable considering the great resources that we have in Ohio. Sure, there are a certain percentage of the 8.8% who simply do not want to work, but the majority of people that I have spoken with in the district want jobs back, and not minimum wage jobs, good jobs.
Bob Sherwin
Libertarian Candidate for Ohio House District 57


Sherwin are YOU aware of the LOW voter turnout in Huron County? imo, target THAT area if YOU want to garner your election win. Good luck 2U sir.


kURTje: Thank you. I am putting ALL of my effort into Huron County. Huron County needs help badly. A friend who is helping with my campaign in Huron County sent me a list of all of the companies that have closed down or left in Norwalk alone. Trust me, I am keeping a close eye on issues in Huron County.


dont take this the wrong way but you dont have a chance my friend. Go try and get the lazy people off there butts to work. It will never happen until the feds take away the freebies. What we need is LESS Government and less taxes. Are you for that?


Good thing the police department has that big ole new swat toy. I really think they should get a few tanks because you know safety and the children.


Then you are aware that Boose said or did nothing regarding Norwalk Furniture, CVG, etc. Lt. Gov. Fisher & Norwalk's Mayor Sue did try. This is about everyday people....not the agenda of the few.


Re: "Boose said or did nothing regarding Norwalk Furniture, CVG, etc"

What did you want him to do; open up the public coffers and dole out taxpayer money?

Libertarianism ain't about fascism, Sport.


Non-veteran you weren't being addressed.


Re: "you (snip)"

Gov. Strickland offered GM millions of dollars in order to keep a Dayton plant open. They still closed it.

Heck, in late '08, Gov. Strickland wrote in the WSJ that the economy was GREAT in OH.

Paying govt. money to cos. for jobs is called: fascism, corporatism or crony capitalism.

Is that what you're asking for?

Green eyes 777

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:44am

2,300 pill poppers & heroin heads !

Really you have to make a comment like that. Not everyone is on drugs or pill poppers. That was an uneducated narrow minded comment. There are a lot of hard working people that are out of work no fault of there own.


I just wanna add that not everyone is fat and lazy. For some, there are hidden disabilities that we may not be aware of. Unless we know that person's story, maybe we shouldn't be so quick to judge.