Meigs County Has Ohio’s Highest Unemployment Rate

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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its July 2013 jobs report Aug. 16, and the report shows Meigs County at the top of the list.

Meigs County has the highest unemployment rate of any county in Ohio, with 12.3 percent of its available workforce being jobless.

Morgan County ranks fourth in the state at 11 percent unemployed.

Ohio's unemployment rate stayed steady at 7.2 percent, which is what the rate was in June

The state's unemployment rate is below the U.S. rate of 7.4 percent. The country's jobless rate dipped down from 7.6 percent in June, and it has dropped from 8.2 percent a year ago.

Vinton County is 11th-highest at 9.7 percent unemployed, while Athens County sits 17th at nine percent.

Hocking County is in the better half of the 88 counties, ranking 46th at 7.3 percent.

Washington County ranks 66th at 6.7 percent.

Unemployment Rankings – July 2013