AREA UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ON THE DECREASE

Fig­ures released by the Ohio Depart­ment of Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices on Tues­day show that Williams County’s unem­ploy­ment rate decreased from 7.4 per­cent in March to 6.6 per­cent in April.

Williams County Unem­ploy­ment which pre­vi­ously was listed as the high­est in the state just a few years ago, is now less than the rates for Defi­ance, Ful­ton and Henry coun­ties. Rates in those coun­ties also were lower in April.

Defi­ance County went to 6.9 per­cent com­pared to 7.3 per­cent in March.

Ful­ton County, which showed 8.9 per­cent in March, went down to 7.9 per­cent in April.

Henry County went from 8.9 per­cent to 7.8 per­cent.

Statewide fig­ures are also bet­ter. Ohio’s unem­ploy­ment rate in March was 7.3 per­cent. It dropped to 6.7 per­cent in April.

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