Ohio Unemployment

Youngstown Unemployment Rate Ticks Upward in March

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The unemployment rate in Youngstown rose in March compared with the previous month, while Warren’s remained unchanged, according to the latest statistics from Ohio Job and Family Services.

Youngstown recorded the second-highest unemployment rate among municipalities in the state at 6%, up from 5.8% in February. Warren’s unemployment rate – the third highest in the state – was flat at 5.9%.

In March 2022, Youngstown’s unemployment rate stood at 5.8%, while Warren reported 5.9% unemployment.

Sandusky reported the highest unemployment rate among municipalities in March 2023 with 7.8%, according to ODJFS.

Unemployment in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman municipal statistical area, or MSA, which includes neighboring Mercer County, Pa., stood at 4.9% in March, the second highest in the state behind Steubenville-Weirton MSA at 5.2%.

Mahoning County reported a 5% unemployment rate during the month, up from 4.9% the previous month; Trumbull County posted 5.1% unemployment, down from 5.2% in February; and Columbiana County reported an unemployment rate of 4.9%, down from 5.3% in February, according to ODJFS.

Monroe County in southeastern Ohio reported the highest unemployment rate in the state at 7.9%.  Mercer County, which borders Indiana, reported the lowest in Ohio with 2.6%, data show.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.