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Area Counties See Unemployment Rates Remain Steady

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Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary February 2021 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.1% in Holmes County to a high of 8.5% in Clinton County.


From January, unemployment rates increased in 21 counties, decreased in 53 counties, and did not change in 14 counties. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 5.6% in February.

Five counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.0% in February. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Holmes were: Geauga and Medina, 3.6%; Mercer, 3.7%; and Union, 4.0%.

Five counties had unemployment rates at or above 8.0% in February. The counties with the highest rates, other than Clinton were: Morgan, 8.4%; Adams and Ottawa, 8.3%; and Noble, 8.0%.

Counties within our coverage area are as follows:

Vinton County 7.1%

Pike County 7%

Jackson County 6.9%

Highland & Scioto Counties 6.8%

Fayette & Hocking Counties 5.8%

Pickaway & Ross Counties 5.2%

Fairfield County 5.1%