Area unemployment rates fall slightly

WARREN — Area unemployment rates for June dipped below where they were the same month last year.

The unemployment rate in the statistical area comprising Trumbull and Mahoning counties was 6.3 percent in June compared to 6.5 last June, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In May, the area’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent.

The civilian labor force includes only those who are working or seeking work. Military personnel, persons in institutions, full-time students, those keeping house full-time, retired persons, those unable to work and volunteer workers are not included.

In June, the combined civilian labor force for Trumbull and Mahoning counties was 194,400, with 182,200 employed and 12,300 unemployed.

The unemployment rate in Trumbull County in June was 6.5 percent, down from 6.7 percent last June but up from 5.2 percent in May.

Trumbull County had a civilian labor force of approximately 89,500 in June, with 83,700 working and 5,800 unemployed.

Warren’s June unemployment rate was 8.1 percent, down from last June’s 8.3 percent rate. The rate was 6.3 in May. The city had a civilian labor force of 14,400, with 13,200 employed and 1,200 unemployed.

Compared to last June, Mahoning County’s unemployment fell from 6.4 percent to 6.2 percent. The county’s jobless rate was 5.0 percent in May.

In June, Youngstown’s unemployment rate fell from last June’s rate of 8.4 percent to 8.1 percent. The city’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in May. There were 22,400 people in the city’s civilian labor force, of which 21,000 were employed and 1,400 were unemployed.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in June, down from 5.1 percent in June of last year. It was 4.3 percent in May.