After January's report brought the worst unemployment rates yet in this recession, the latest report just released showed unemployment rates decreasing in February for most counties in our viewing area.
That's great news for our area because unemployment rates increased in most counties of the state. The statistics from February show an increase in 63 of the 88 counties. The only county in our viewing area that had an increased unemployment rate in February is Hancock County.
Highest Unemployment in the state for February
- Huron 18%
- Ottawa 16.6%
These two counties remain the top two counties in the state, but both decreased their unemployment rate from January. Huron's rate decreased 0.3% and Ottawa decreased 0.4%.
Here are the statistics for our viewing area.