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Unemployment rate in Trumbull County rises to 6 percent

WARREN — After two consecutive months of falling, the unemployment rate in Trumbull County edged up to 6 percent in November, according to numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The rate rose 0.2 percent to land Trumbull County ninth worst in Ohio.

Mahoning County remained at 5.5 percent last month, stopping two straight months of decline. It is ranked 16th worst in the state.

In November 2018, Trumbull County’s rate was 6 percent and Mahoning County, 5.7 percent.

Monroe County in the southeast corner of the state remained at No. 1 with a rate of 8.6 percent, and Mercer County in western Ohio remained the lowest at 2.4 percent.

The state estimates, released Friday, show last month in Trumbull County the civilian labor force was 86,300 with 81,200 employed and 5,100 unemployed, compared to 86,600 in the labor force, 81,500 employed and 5,100 unemployed in October.

A year ago in November, there were 87,200 in the labor force — 81,900 employed and 5,200 unemployed.

In Mahoning County last month, there were 101,700 in the labor force with 96,100 employed and 5,600 unemployed, compared to 102,000 in the labor force with 96,400 employed and 5,600 unemployed in October.

The numbers for November 2018 were 102,800, 97,000 and 5,800 for workforce, employed and unemployed.

The unemployment rate in November in Warren was 7.1 percent, up from 6.9 percent in October. It was 6.9 percent in November 2018.

In Youngstown last month, the rate was 6.7 percent, down 0.1 percent from October. It was 7.1 percent in November 2018.

Ohio’s seasonally adjusted rate in November was 4.2 percent, where it stood in October. A year ago in November, the rate was 4.6 percent. Nationally, the rate was 3.5 percent, down 0.1 percent from October and 0.2 percent from November 2018.

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