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.