Unemployment rate dips slightly in Trumbull County, Warren
WARREN — Trumbull County’s unemployment rate edged down for the second straight month in October to land at 5.8 percent, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The rate slid down 0.3 percent, the amount it dropped in September, while Mahoning County’s rate dipped 0.2 percent from September to settle at 5.5 percent last month. October also marked the second consecutive month for a decrease in Mahoning County.
The numbers place Trumbull County in a three-way tie for sixth worst in Ohio with Adams and Pike counties and put Mahoning County tied with Jackson County for eighth worst.
In October 2018, Trumbull County’s rate was 6 percent and Mahoning County, 5.7 percent.
Across Ohio, Monroe County in the southeast corner of the state continued to hold the top spot with a rate of 7.8 percent and Mercer County in western Ohio remained the lowest at 2.6 percent.
The state estimates in October in Trumbull County, the civilian labor force was 86,600 with 81,500 employed and 5,100 unemployed, compared to 86,700 in the labor force with 81,500 employed and 5,200 unemployed, in September.
A year ago in October, 87,400 were in the labor force — 82,200 employed and 5,200 unemployed.
In Mahoning County last month, 102,100 were in the labor force — 96,500 employed and 5,600 unemployed — compared to 102,200 in the labor force — 96,300 employed and 5,800 unemployed — in September. The numbers for October 2018 were 103,100, 97,200 and 5,800 for workforce, employed and unemployed.
The unemployment rate in October in Warren was 6.9 percent, down from 7.2 percent in September. It was 7 percent in October 2018.
In Youngstown last month, the rate was 6.8 percent, down from 7 percent in September. It was 7.3 percent in October 2018.
Ohio’s seasonally adjusted rate in October was 4.2 percent, where it stood in September. In October 2018 the rate was 4.6 percent. The national rate was 3.6 percent, up from 3.5 percent the previous month. It was 3.5 percent in October 2018.