The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the unemployment rates for the end of 2019.
In Hancock County, the jobless rate dropped slightly from 3.1% in November of 2019 to just 3% in December.
That’s down from 3.7% from December of 2018.
Putnam County also saw an unemployment rate of 3% for last December but that was up from 2.9% in November.
Still, the unemployment rate in Putnam County was lower than the 4% it saw in December of 2018.
Elsewhere in Northwest Ohio, Wyandot County had the lowest jobless rate at 2.9% and Wood (3.3%) and Allen (3.8%)Counties came in at over 3%.
Hardin (4.0%), Henry (4.7%), and Seneca (4.0%) Counties all saw unemployment rates rise to 4% and higher.