Most Ohio counties in Ohio saw an increase in unemployment last month, ranging from a low of 2.8 percent in Mercer County to a high of 7.2 percent in Monroe County.
Ten counties had unemployment below 3.5 percent in May.
However, city and county unemployment figures are not adjusted for seasonal hiring patterns and, therefore, do not coincide with the adjusted jobless rate for the state and U.S., which both showed only a slight decline last month.
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Ohio’s unemployment increased to 4.6 percent in May from 4.4 percent in April. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in a decade last month at 4.3 percent — the lowest level since May 2007 — but that was down just 0.1 percentage points from April.