Youngstown, Warren Top Unemployment Charts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren were once again tied for the highest unemployment rate among Ohio’s major cities in August, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 

Both cities reported rates of 7.5%, down 0.2% from July. A year ago, Youngstown posted an unemployment rate of 7.3%. Warren’s rate was unchanged year-to-year.

Trumbull County ranked No. 5 in the state with an unemployment rate of 6.4%, down slightly from 6.5% in July but up from the 6% mark posted in August 2018. 

Mahoning County was at 6.1%, No. 8 in Ohio. That figure is even with July, but up half a percentage point from 5.6% in August 2018. 

And in Columbiana County, the rate was 4.9% last month, down from 5.5% in July and even with the year-ago mark.

Across the Youngstown-Warren metropolitan statistical area – Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, along with Mercer County in Pennsylvania – the unemployment rate was 6%, down from 6.1% the month prior and up from August 2018’s 5.6%. In the Ohio-only portion of the MSA, the rate was 6.2%, down from the 6.3% reported in July, though up from 5.8% last August.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was 4.2% in August.

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