Trumbull’s jobless rate rises

WARREN — Trumbull County’s unemployment rate rose a half percent in July to 6.5 percent, tying it for sixth worst in Ohio, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Mahoning County’s rate increased, too, from 5.7 percent in June to 6.1 percent last month, ranking it No. 9 in Ohio.

In a year-over-comparison for July, Trumbull County was 6.3 percent and Mahoning County, 5.9 percent.

To compare with last month’s figures, Monroe County in southeast Ohio had the highest rate, 7.3 percent, while Mercer County in western Ohio had the lowest, 2.7 percent.

The state estimates in July in Trumbull County the civilian labor force was 88,800 with 83,000 employed and 5,800 unemployed. In comparison, the civilian labor force in June was 88,300 with 82,900 employed and 5,300 unemployed.

A year ago in July, the labor force was estimated at 88,400 with 82,800 working and 5,600 not working.

In Mahoning County last month, there were 104,600 in the labor force with 98,100 employed and 6,400 unemployed. In June, there were 104,100 in the labor force with 98,100 employed and 5,900 unemployed. The numbers for July 2018 were 104,200, 98,000; and 6,200 respectively for the labor force, employed and unemployed.

The unemployment rate in July in Warren was 7.7 percent, up from 7.3 percent in June. The rate one year ago in July was 7.9 percent.

In Youngstown, the rate rose to 7.7 percent in July from 7.3 percent in June. In July 2018, the rate was 7.8 percent.

Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July remained 4 percent from June, but down from 4.6 percent in July 2018. The national rate was 3.7 percent, where it stayed from June. The U.S. rate in July 2018 was 3.9 percent.