Youngstown Unemployment Improves, but Still Leads State
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city’s unemployment rate declined to 9.1% in August, down from 10.4% in July, though it still led all Ohio cities, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Youngstown’s unemployment rate is also down from August 2020, when it reported a rate of 16.4%.
Warren and Maple Heights were tied for second highest unemployment rate for August at 8.3%. Warren is down from 9.8% in July, and down from 15.3% in August 2020.
Overall, Trumbull County tied with Scioto and Harrison counties with the fourth highest unemployment rate in the state at 6.6% in August. In July, Trumbull County had a rate of 7.5%
Mahoning County was only slightly better at 6.5%, down from 7.4% in July.
At 6.2%, Columbiana County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Mahoning Valley last month. That’s down from 7.1% in July.
The Youngstown-Warren metropolitan statistical area, which includes Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania, reported a 6.8% unemployment rate in August, down from 7.5% in July. The rate a year earlier was 11.2%.
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