The jobs report for Williams County is looking bright. In fact, the unemployment rate fell in every Ohio county in April, including here in Williams County, where it dropped one full percentage point, to 4.1 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. According to the numbers released on Thursday, Williams County ranks 64th out of 88 counties in the state for its unemployment rate. In Henry County, the numbers were even more dramatic. The jobless rate in Henry County dropped from 7.7 percent in March, to 5.9 percent in April. Nevertheless, Henry County’s unemployment rate is still the highest in our region. Here are the numbers, as released yesterday…
• Williams: 4.1, down from 5.1 in March.
• Defiance: 4.6, down from 5.5 in March.
• Fulton: 4.7, down from 6.3 in March.
• Henry: 5.9, down from 7.7 in March.
The statewide unemployment rate stood at 4.6 for the month of April. It was 5.4 in March and 5.2 in April last year.