Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Down in September

Written on October 22, 2020

Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.4 percent in September from 8.9 percent the previous month. 


Wyandot County had a rate of 5.1 %.


That was one of the lowest in the state. 


Elsewhere around the region, Hardin County’s rate was 6.6%, Allen County 7.6%, Auglaize County 5.6%, Hancock County 5.7%, Logan County 6.2%, Marion County 7.3% and Union County was at 5.2%.    


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point to 7.9 percent in September, and the number of unemployed persons fell by 1.0 million to 12.6 million. 


Both measures have declined for five consecutive months.


Fifth District U.S. Congressman Bob Latta released this statement on the September jobs report:


“Democrats predicted our unemployment rates would indefinitely skyrocket because of the pandemic, but that is far from the truth thanks to policies set in place and supported by Republicans in Congress and the White House.

“Monumental reforms to our tax system and recent economic stimulus packages like the CARES Act, which included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), are providing our economy the boost it needs as businesses and workers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’ve spoken with businesses across the Fifth District who shared with me how the PPP saved their operations. The PPP was a lifeline to more than 6,000 businesses in my district and it supported more than 122,000 jobs. This program still has more than $130 billion left that could be distributed to help businesses keep their doors open and employees on payroll, but Speaker Pelosi refuses to extend the program. This is unacceptable. I will continue to support pro-growth policies in the U.S. House of Representatives that stimulate the economy, create jobs, and support the American worker.”

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