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The Fourth District’s unemployment rate decreased 0.5 percentage point to 9.6 percent for the month of June. The dip in the unemployment rate can be attributed to a decrease in the number of people unemployed (− 5.6 percent) and the labor force (−0.4 percent).
The distribution of unemployment rates among Fourth District counties ranges from 7.1 percent (Geauga County, Ohio) to 17.8 percent (Magoffin County, Kentucky), with the median county unemployment rate at 10.8 percent. County-level patterns are reflected in statewide unemployment rates as Ohio and Kentucky have unemployment rates of 10.5 percent and 10.0 percent, respectively, compared to Pennsylvania’s 9.2 percent and West Virginia’s 8.5 percent.