Unemployment State

Unemployment State jobless rate increases to 5.8 percent

The state's unemployment rate was five-point-eight percent in June, up from five-point-six percent in May. The national rate was five-point-six percent, unchanged from May. Morgan County had the highest unemployment rate in June at 16-point-one percent, while Delaware and Holmes County had the lowest rates at three-point-six percent.

The number of unemployed workers in Ohio was 339-thousand, up from 329-thousand in May. The number of unemployed decreased by 30-thousand over the year from 369-thousand. The unemployment rate in June 2003 was six-point-two percent.

The county and city rates are unadjusted, meaning they do not take into account seasonal adjustments in employment.

COUNTY RATE

Adams 11.2

Allen 6.6

Ashland 6.6

Ashtabula 7.2

Athens 4.3

Auglaize 4.8

Belmont 5.9

Brown 7.0

Butler 4.5

Carroll 7.4

Champaign 5.9

Clark 7.1

Clermont 5.3

Clinton 4.9

Columbiana 8.0

Coshocton 9.9

Crawford 9.7

Cuyahoga 6.8

Darke 5.4

Defiance 6.5

Delaware 3.6

Erie 5.5

Fairfield 5.5

Fayette 5.2

Franklin 5.2

Fulton 5.4

Gallia 7.8

Geauga 4.2

Greene 4.9

Guernsey 7.2

Hamilton 5.7

Hancock 4.3

Hardin 6.0

Harrison 6.6

Henry 6.1

Highland 5.8

Hocking 8.4

Holmes 3.6

Huron 9.5

Jackson 9.3

Jefferson 9.1

Knox 5.2

Lake 5.8

Lawrence 6.4

Licking 5.7

Logan 4.4

Lorain 6.8

Lucas 8.5

Madison 5.3

Mahoning 7.6

Marion 6.5

Medina 5.1

Meigs 15.0

Mercer 4.8

Miami 5.1

Monroe 11.8

Montgomery 6.4

Morgan 16.1

Morrow 5.9

Muskingum 7.2

Noble 6.7

Ottawa 6.3

Paulding 5.7

Perry 9.9

Pickaway 5.7

Pike 9.2

Portage 5.0

Preble 5.4

Putnam 6.1

Richland 7.5

Ross 7.1

Sandusky 6.8

Scioto 9.2

Seneca 7.4

Shelby 4.4

Stark 6.4

Summit 5.7

Trumbull 7.1

Tuscarawas 5.7

Union 4.3

Van Wert 4.7

Vinton 11.3

Warren 4.0

Washington 6.3

Wayne 5.3

Williams 6.5

Wood 5.5

Wyandot 4.8

CITY RATE

Hamilton 6.7

Springfield 8.9

Cleveland 12.7

Cleveland Hts. 4.3

Euclid 5.3

Lakewood 4.4

Parma 3.2

Columbus 6.0

Cincinnati 8.0

Mentor 4.9

Elyria 7.4

Lorain 9.9

Toledo 9.9

Youngstown 13.3

Dayton 10.9

Kettering 3.2

Mansfield 9.5

Canton 10.1

Akron 7.8

Cuyahoga Falls 3.9