Fulton County Jobless Rate Drops Below 4 Percent


By: James Pruitt

Fulton County unemployment dropped to 3.9 percent for May, according to figures released by the state Department of Jobs and Family Services.

The number of unemployed people in Fulton County was estimated at 900.

The county’s rate for April was 4.4 percent. A year ago in May 2015 the rate was 4.8 percent. The numbers were not seasonally adjusted. Statewide, the rate was 4.6 percent. The national rate was 4.5 percent.

Neighboring county rates included Williams, 4.0; Wood, 3.7; Paulding, 4.4; Henry, 4.9; Defiance, 4.7 and Lucas, 4.6. Mercer County had the lowest rate statewide at 2.9 percent, while the highest was in Monroe County at 10.8 percent.

The board set an auction for discarded vehicles for 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

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