Huron Co. jobless rate 7.3 percent

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.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

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.

Comments

just plain disgusted

Half of them are probably the heroin dealers.

Arches

Eighth highest. That means that there are ONLY eighty other counties in Ohio with better job opportunities.

Better check the census rolls, a bunch of people might have skipped outa the area in order to help improve those unemployment numbers.

just plain disgusted

None they are going to Erie County with the airport.