Valley unemployment continues to rise

The unemployment rate for the Mahoning Valley rose to 14.2 percent in January, said the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

It was up from 13.4 percent in December and 13.3 percent in January 2009.

“Places are still closing down, and we’re still getting layoffs, cutbacks and closures,” said Bill Turner, administrator of the Trumbull County One-Stop.

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