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The Fourth District’s unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point to 10.2 percent for the month of May. The dip in the unemployment rate can be attributed to a decreases in the number of people unemployed (−1.7 percent) and the labor force (−0.6 percent).
The distribution of unemployment rates among Fourth District counties ranges from 7.4 percent (Delaware County, Ohio) to 19.4 percent (Menifee County, Kentucky), with the median county unemployment rate at 11.3 percent. County-level patterns are reflected in statewide unemployment rates, as Ohio and Kentucky have unemployment rates of 10.7 percent and 10.4 percent, respectively, compared to Pennsylvania’s 9.1 percent and West Virginia’s 8.9 percent.