The Ohio Dept of Job and Family Services has issued Ohio’s jobless rate for April and Delaware County is the lowest in the State at 6.6%. The State rate is 10.2%.
This isn’t too surprising as the southern portion of the county – where most of the population is – is primarily bedroom communities. The residents live here but work elsewhere. According to the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, 60% of the county’s workforce actually work outside the county.
Neighboring counties have more jobs and thus higher jobless rates. Franklin County’s rate is 8.1% and Union County, where Scotts-Miracle Gro Co and Honda are located, is 8.4%.
The bedroom communities located in southern Delaware County are Powell, Lewis Center, Galena, Delaware city and a portion of Dublin (Muirfield). Olentangy is the largest school district in the southern part. Portions of Big Walnut SD, Buckeye Valley SD and Delaware SD are also located in the southern portion of the county.
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Information source is ThisWeekNews.com.