The unemployment rate in all 88 Ohio counties jumped in the month of December.

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According to Ohio's Job and Family Services, Allen County has the highest unemployment rate in our area at 4.7%, which increased from 3.9% in November. Mercer, Auglaize, Hancock, and Van Wert counties are in the bottom for the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

Putnam and Logan counties had the highest increases in December with 1%. Hardin, Shelby and Paulding counties rose .7% and Van Wert climbed .8%. Overall for the State of Ohio, the unemployment rate jumped from 4.1% in November to 4.8%.

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