The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced last week that with 5,639,200 employed, Ohio now has the most filled jobs in the history of the state, according to data released. That is a record low unemployment rate in July is of 3.3 percent, below the national rate of 3.5 percent.
The unemployment rate in Ottawa County is 3.6 percent, with 21,200 of 22,000 residents employed. The unemployed total is 800, or 3.6 percent.
”The importance of these numbers is the great career opportunities they represent for the people of Ohio,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “We’ve had six months in a row that our unemployment rate has been below 4 percent, and we have gained 67,700 private sector jobs in the first seven months of 2023. A growing economy is important for more than economic reasons—it allows our children and grandchildren to have great career opportunities without ever leaving Ohio.”