The local unemployment numbers just came out for January. It shows our area had its worst month yet in this recession.
Lucas County reports a 13.3% unemployment rate. The county is 23rd-highest in the state. The unemployment rate for Toledo specifically is 14.3%.
Wood County came in with 11.6% and Hancock came in at 9.9%.
The eastern counties were the hardest hit in January. The two counties with the highest unemployment rates in the entire state are Huron and Ottawa.