Ohio Unemployment

Area Unemployment Rates Decline in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Unemployment rates in November were down from the month before, with rates in the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities falling by more than a full percentage point from October.

After each reported 6.2% unemployment rates in October, Warren’s unemployment rate last month was 4.9% and Youngstown’s a 10th of a percentage point lower at 4.8%, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Tuesday morning.

In November 2021, unemployment was at 5.8% in Youngstown and 5.4% in Warren.

Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties also recorded drops in unemployment last month. Mahoning’s November rate was 3.8%, down a full percentage point from 4.8% in October and down from 4.5% in November 2021. Trumbull County’s 4.0% rate was down from 4.5% a year earlier and down from 4.9% in October. Columbiana County’s unemployment rate in November was 3.7%, compared with 4.5% in October and 4.2% in November 2021.

The unemployment rate for the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania, was 3.9% in November, 4.6% in October and 4.7% in November 2021.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.