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County Employment Picture Improves

DARKE COUNTY — Unemployment numbers fell in every county in Ohio from March to April, with Darke County seeing a healthy drop from 5.0 percent to 4.0, according to information just released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Market Information, but seasonal adjustments show a different picture statewide.

From the May 28, 2015 edition of The Daily Advocate

By Rachel Lloyd, Staff Writer

DARKE COUNTY — Unemployment numbers fell in every county in Ohio from March to April, with Darke County seeing a healthy drop from 5.0 percent to 4.0, according to information just released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Market Information, but seasonal adjustments show a different picture statewide.

County unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

The statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from March to April, from 5.1 to 5.2 percent. The 2015 rate is an improvement over a year ago, which saw unemployment at 5.9 percent in April 2014.

The civilian labor force decreased from an estimated 5,753,000 workers in March to 5,749,000 in April, with labor force participation rate at 63 percent statewide, down from 63.1 percent in March. The working age population increased by about 3,000.

The U.S. unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 5.4 percent in April 2015, which was a slight decrease from March, and down from 6.2 percent a year previously.

The Darke County, the labor force in April was estimated at 25,700 workers, the same as in March; however, of those, 24,700 were employed and 1,000 unemployed, which indicates 300 people moved from the ranks of the unemployed to the employed......

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