Unemployment Rates Show Slight Rise in June
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in June were up modestly from the month before, although rates were down from a year earlier, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported today
Among Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate for the month of June, 6.2%, up from 5.9% in May although down nearly a full percentage point from 7.1% in June 2014.
Of the three counties, Columbiana County saw the greatest percentage increase over the month, to 5.6% last month from 5.2% the month before. Still, its jobless rate was down from 6.4% a year earlier.
Mahoning County’s unemployment rate was 5.8% in June, up from 5.6% in May and down from June 2014’s 6.6%.
Youngstown’s unemployment rate last month rose to 7.5% last month, an increase from 7.3% in May although down from 8.9% in June 2014. Warren’s unemployment rate was 7.0% in June, up from 6.7% in May and down from 8.8% in June 2014.
For the Youngstown-Warren-Warren, OH-PA metropolitan statistical area, which covers Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania, the unemployment rate was 5.9% in June, up from 5.7% in May and down from 6.7% a year earlier.
In the Ohio-only portion of the MSA, unemployment was 6.0% last month, up from 5.8% the month before and down from 6.8% in June 2014.
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