Licking County set practice record of 86300 in October

NEWARK – Licking County’s practice reached an all-time high for a second uninterrupted month, with 86,300 employed in October, according to a Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The county had 86,200 employed residents in September, and 84,400 one year ago.

The unemployment rate in Licking County dropped to 3.7 percent in October, from 3.8 percent in Sep and 4 percent in Oct 2016. The rate is a lowest in Oct given it was 2.9 percent in Oct 2000.

The analogous rates, not seasonally adjusted, were 4.5 percent for Ohio and 3.9 percent for a nation.

The Licking County workforce fell by 100 in October, to 89,600. The all-time high for a county’s workforce was 90,100, in July. There were 3,300 impoverished in October, 200 fewer than a year ago.

Only 10 of Ohio’s 88 counties had a reduce stagnation rate in Oct than Licking’s 3.7 percent. Three with reduce rates are also in executive Ohio: Delaware and Mercer, during 3.3 percent; and Madison, during 3.4 percent.

Unemployment in counties adjacent to Licking County: Coshocton, 5.8 percent; Perry, 5.1 percent; Muskingum, 4.7 percent; Knox, 4.1 percent; Fairfield, 3.8 percent; Franklin, 3.8 percent; and Delaware, 3.3 percent.

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