Ohio Unemployment

Valley Unemployment Rates Rise in June

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown posted the second-highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities in June, and Warren’s rate was tied for third highest, the Ohio Department of Job and Family services reported.

Overall, local rates rose from the month before, according to the data released Tuesday morning.

Youngstown’s 10.2% June unemployment rate was only exceeded by Sandusky’s 12.6% rate for the month. It was up from 8.6% in May, but was down from the 16.1% rate the city posted in June 2020.

Warren’s unemployment rate last month was 9.9%, tied with Maple Heights. The city’s unemployment rate rose from 8.1% in May, and was down from 15.7% in June 2020.

Trumbull County’s June unemployment rate was 11th highest among Ohio’s 88 counties, at 7.7%, up from 6.1% in May but down from 12.6% in June 2020.

Mahoning County’s unemployment rate last month, 7.5%, was 13th highest in the state. It was down from 12.5% a year earlier but up from 6.2% in May.

Columbiana County’s 7.4% unemployment rate in June was 16th highest in the state, up from 5.5% in May and down from 11.1% in June 2020.

The Youngstown-Warren metropolitan statistical area, which includes Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania, reported a 7.5% unemployment rate in June, up from 6.2% in May. The rate a year earlier was 12.6%.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.