Ohio Unemployment

County Unemployment Rates Decline in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Unemployment rates in area counties dropped month over month in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported today.

The jobless rate in Trumbull County was 4.1% last month, down from its April rate of 4.4%, and down 2 full points from 6.1% in May 2021.

Mahoning County reported a 4% unemployment rate in May, down from 4.3% the month before,. Year-over-year, unemployment in Mahoning County was down more than 2 points from May 2021.  

In Columbiana County, the May unemployment rate was 3.8%, down from 5.4% a year earlier and from 3.9% in April.

The decline in Mahoning County came as its largest city, Youngstown, also saw unemployment decline. Youngstown posted a 5.2% unemployment rate in May, down a half a percentage point from 5.7% the month before but down more than three percentage points from 8.6% in May 2021.

The city of Warren, Trumbull County’s largest city, reported a 4.8% unemployment rate in May, down from 7.9% a year earlier and from 5.2% in April.

Unemployment in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which covers Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio as well as Mercer County, Pa., was 4.1% in May, compared with 4.4% the month before and 7% in May 2021.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.