Ohio Unemployment

Area Unemployment Rates Ease in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in September were down from the month before, but the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities still had among the highest rates in the state.

With matching rates of 5.9% last month, Warren and Youngstown were tied with Cleveland for the third highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family services reported Tuesday morning. Maple Heights reported the highest rate among Ohio cities at 7.2%, followed by Euclid at 6.1%.

Rates in Youngstown and Warren also were down from August, when they also reported identical rates, 7.1%. In September 2021, Youngstown’s rate was 6.9% and Warren’s was 6.6%.

Unemployment rates also eased at the county level locally.

Trumbull County posted a 4.7% unemployment rate in September, down from 5.4% the month before and from 5.2% in September 2021. Mahoning County’s 4.5% rate last month was down from 5.2% a year earlier and from 5.3% in August.

Columbiana County reported a 4.2% unemployment rate last month, down from 5.0% in August and 4.7% in September 2021.

The 4.5% unemployment rate for the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4.5% in September, down from the 5.4% rate for both August and for September 2021.    

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.