Unemployment rates decrease

WARREN – Local unemployment rates improved in April compared to the same month last year.

Last month, fewer people were jobless in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, and in the area’s two largest cities, Warren and Youngstown, according to numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Thursday.

In Trumbull, the jobless rate was 5.9 percent last month compared to April 2014, when it was 6.5 percent. Of the county’s 91,800-member civil labor force, 83,300 people were employed and 5,400 were jobless last month.

In March, Trumbull County’s unemployment rate was at 7 percent.

Last month, Warren’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent compared to 7.8 percent last year in April. Of the city’s 14,600-member civilian labor force, 13,600 people were employed and 1,000 were unemployed.

The city’s jobless rate was 7.6 percent in March.

Mahoning County’s unemployment rate last month was 5.6 percent, down from 6.1 percent in April 2014. The county had 106,800 people in its civilian labor force. Of those, 100,800 were employed and 6,000 were unemployed.

In March, Mahoning County recorded a 6.6 percent unemployment rate.

The unemployment rate in Youngstown last month was 7.1 percent compared to April 2014, when it was 7.7 percent. Of the city’s 23,000-member civilian labor force, 21,400 were employed, while 1,600 were not. In March, the unemployment rate in Youngstown was 8.2 percent.

In the metropolitan statistical area that covers Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the combined unemployment rate in April was 5.7 percent compared to 6.3 percent the same month in 2014, and 6.8 percent in March.

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Unemployment rates decrease

WARREN – Local unemployment rates improved in April compared to the same month last year.

Last month, fewer people were jobless in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, and in the area’s two largest cities, Warren and Youngstown, according to numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Thursday.

In Trumbull, the jobless rate was 5.9 percent last month compared to April 2014, when it was 6.5 percent. Of the county’s 91,800-member civil labor force, 83,300 people were employed and 5,400 were jobless last month.

In March, Trumbull County’s unemployment rate was at 7 percent.

Last month, Warren’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent compared to 7.8 percent last year in April. Of the city’s 14,600-member civilian labor force, 13,600 people were employed and 1,000 were unemployed.

The city’s jobless rate was 7.6 percent in March.

Mahoning County’s unemployment rate last month was 5.6 percent, down from 6.1 percent in April 2014. The county had 106,800 people in its civilian labor force. Of those, 100,800 were employed and 6,000 were unemployed.

In March, Mahoning County recorded a 6.6 percent unemployment rate.

The unemployment rate in Youngstown last month was 7.1 percent compared to April 2014, when it was 7.7 percent. Of the city’s 23,000-member civilian labor force, 21,400 were employed, while 1,600 were not. In March, the unemployment rate in Youngstown was 8.2 percent.

In the metropolitan statistical area that covers Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the combined unemployment rate in April was 5.7 percent compared to 6.3 percent the same month in 2014, and 6.8 percent in March.

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