4/23/19 – 10:17 A.M.
Hancock Countys unemployment rate has dropped back below 3 percent. Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show a jobless rate of 2.9 percent in March. Thats down a half-percentage point from February and checks in below the March 2018 jobless rate of 3.2 percent.
The unemployment rate declined in every other county in the region as well. Wyandot County stands at 3 percent unemployment, while Putnam County checked in at 3.1.
Elsewhere in the area, Wood (3.6), Hardin (3.8), and Allen (3.9) counties are also below 4 percent unemployment. The jobless rate in Seneca County is 4.1 percent. In Henry County, it stands at 5.6 percent.