Youngstown Tops Ohio Unemployment in July
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown posted the highest unemployment rate in the state at 10.3% in July, with Warren posting the second highest at 9.8%, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Youngstown saw its rate tick up slightly from 10.2% in June, but still down from 16.7% in July 2020.
Warren’s rate dropped slightly from 9.9%. in June and is down from 16% in July 2020.
Trumbull County posted the ninth highest unemployment rate in the state at 7.5%, down from 7.7% in June. It’s also down from July 2020, when the rate was 12.2%.
Mahoning County’s unemployment rate in July, 7.4%, was the 10th highest in the state, down slightly from 7.5% in June. It’s down from 12.3% in July 2020.
At 7.1%, Columbiana County posted the 14th highest unemployment rate in the state, down from 7.4% in June. In July 2020, the county’s unemployment rate was 11.2%
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 July, down slightly from 7.6% in June. The rate a year earlier was 12.5%.
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