Tues. 8 p.m.: Trumbull shoots up 9 spots to have 7th highest state unemployment rate

WARREN – Trumbull County’s 6.6 percent unemployment rate in March was unchanged from February, yet the county shot up nine spots to now have the seventh highest jobless rate in Ohio.

Mahoning County actually saw its rate decrease by the slimmest of amounts – 0.1 percent to 6.1 percent – and still it rose on the list, too, from having the 21st highest in February rate to No. 13 among Ohio’s 88 counties last month.

“That means the other counties are improving while Trumbull County and Mahoning County are remaining stagnant,” said Albert J. Sumell, economics professor at Youngstown State University.

“The economy is doing well around the nation and in Ohio, but not so well in the Mahoning Valley,” Sumell said today, after the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the substate unemployment numbers for March.

Read more in Wednesday’s Tribune Chronicle.