Youngstown, Warren Tie for Highest Unemployment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren tied for the highest unemployment rate statewide in November, with the two cities posting identical rates for the second consecutive month.

The two cities each reported 6.9% unemployment rates last month, down half a percentage point from the 7.4% rate each posted in October. In November 2016, Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 7.3%, while Warren’s was slightly lower at 7.1%.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which this morning released the monthly statistics for counties, metropolitan areas and cities, Columbiana County’s unemployment rate in November was 4.8%, down from 5.2% in October and from 6.0% in November 2016.

Mahoning County’s November unemployment rate was 5.5%, down from 5.7% a year earlier and from 5.9% in October. In Trumbull County, unemployment was 5.6% last month, compared with 6.0% the month before and 5.9% in November 2016.

For the metropolitan statistical area that covers Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County , Pa., unemployment stood at 5.4% in November, down from 5.6% the month before and down from 5.7% in November 2016.

For the Ohio-only portion of the district, unemployment was 5.6%, down from 5.8% a year earlier and from 5.9% in October.

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