Area unemployment rates fall from year-to-year

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

The unemployment rate in the statistical area comprising Trumbull and Mahoning counties was 6.4 percent in July compared to 8.2 last July, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In June, the area’s unemployment rate was 6.3 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 July, the combined civilian labor force for Trumbull and Mahoning counties was 192,200, with 180,000 employed and 12,200 unemployed.

The unemployment rate in Trumbull County in July was 6.6 percent, down from 8.5 percent last July but up slightly from 6.5 percent in June.

Trumbull County had a civilian labor force of approximately 88,500 in July, with 82,700 working and 5,800 unemployed.

Warren’s July unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, down from last July’s 10.5 percent rate. The rate was 8.2 in June. The city had a civilian labor force of 14,200, with 13,100 employed and 1,200 unemployed.

Compared to last July, Mahoning County’s unemployment fell from 7.9 percent to 6.2 percent. The county’s jobless rate was 6.2 percent in June.

In July, Youngstown’s unemployment rate fell from last July’s rate of 9.8 percent to 8.2 percent. The city’s unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in June. There were 22,800 people in the city’s civilian labor force, of which 20,900 were employed and 1,900 were unemployed.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July, down from 5.1 percent in July of last year. It was 4.5 percent in June.