Jobless rate declines in Fulton County


By Drew Stambaugh - [email protected]



The unemployment rate in Fulton County declined during the month of March, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The jobless rate decreased from 4.9% in February to 4.2% in March in the county. In March of 2021, the rate was 5.1%.

The labor force estimates showed a workforce of 22,200 in Fulton County with 900 people unemployed.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in March 2022, down from 4.2% in February 2022.

The total number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 237,000, down from 242,000 in February. The number of unemployed has decreased by 90,000 in the past 12 months from 327,000.

The March unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 5.7% in March 2021. The U.S. unemployment rate for March 2022 was 3.6%, down from 3.8% in February 2022, and down from 6.0% in March 2021.

In March 2022, the labor force participation rate in Ohio was 61.7%, up from 61.6% in February 2022 and up from 61.4% in March 2021. During the same period, the national labor force participation rate was 62.4%, up from 62.3% in February 2022 and up from 61.5% in March 2021.

Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary March 2022 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.6% in Holmes County to a high of 7.9% in Lorain County.

From February, unemployment rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in six counties, and did not change in one county. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 4.4% in March.

Five counties had unemployment rates at or below 3.0% in March. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Holmes were: Mercer, 2.7%; Delaware, 2.8%; Union, 2.9%; and Auglaize, 3.0%.

Five counties had unemployment rates at or above 6.5% in March. The counties with the highest rates, other than Lorain were: Monroe, 6.9%; Cuyahoga, 6.8%; Sandusky, 6.7%; and Huron, 6.5%.

By Drew Stambaugh

[email protected]

Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010

Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010