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Trumbull employment among worst in Ohio

WARREN — Trumbull County’s unemployment rate in May remained among the five counties with the worst jobless rates in Ohio.

With a 5.2 percent unemployment rate, the county ranks No. 5 among the 88 counties, according to figures released Tuesday by the state. In April, its 5.3 percent rate ranked Trumbull County third.

Mahoning County rose on the list, too, but just one spot, from seventh last month to eighth in May, when it registered a 4.9 percent rate.

For May 2018, Trumbull County’s rate was 5 percent and Mahoning County’s rate, 4.8 percent, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services figures show.

To compare, Monroe County in southeast Ohio has the highest rate, 6.7 percent. The lowest rate is 2.1 percent in Mercer County in western Ohio.

The state estimates in May the Trumbull County civilian labor force was 86,700 with 82,200 employed and 4,500 unemployed, compared to April with 86,900 in the labor force, 82,300 employed and 4,600 not working.

A year ago in May, the 83,900 of the 88,300 in the labor pool were working. Not working were 4,500.

The unemployment rate in May in Warren was 5.9 percent, down from 6 percent in April. The rate one year ago in May was 6.1 percent.

In Youngstown, the rate rose to 6.2 percent in May from 5.9 in April. In May 2018, the rate was 5.9 percent.

Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent in April. In May 2018, the rate was 4.6 percent.

The national rate in May was 3.6 percent, where it stood in April. It was 3.8 percent in May 2018.

business@tribtoday.com

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