WARREN - All five of Ohio's northeastern-most counties, from Ashtabula to Jefferson, saw an increase in jobless rates last month according to statistics released Tuesday.
Among them, Trumbull jobless rate increased to 8.1 percent in June from 7.6 percent in May, according to the Ohio Job and Family Services report. Last year at this time, Trumbull reported 8.2 percent unemployment. Mahoning County also increased to 8.3 percent from 7.7 percent a month earlier. Statistics show 7.9 percent last June in Mahoning County.
The unemployment situation is not unique to northeast Ohio, though. Ohio's statewide unemployment jumped from 7 percent in May to 7.2 percent in June. Nationwide, unemployment held steady from May to June at 7.6 percent. It is down from 8.2 percent in June 2012.
Combined, Mahoning and Trumbull counties reported 8.2 percent unemployment, with 196,500 of the 214,000 available work force employed.
Warren city reported a 9 percent unemployment rate in June, up considerably from the 8.2 percent in May, but down more than a half-point from 9.6 percent in June 2012.
Youngstown city reported June jobless at 10.6 percent, up almost a full point from 9.7 percent in May and up a half-point from 10.1 percent a year ago.
Among other northeastern Ohio counties, Ashtabula reported 9 percent unemployment, up from 8.7 percent in May; Columbiana reported 8.2 percent, up from 7.7 percent in May; and Jefferson reported 10.6 percent unemployment, up from 10.4 percent the previous month.