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Unemployment in the Mahoning Valley edged up sharply in January



Published: Tue, March 12, 2013 @ 9:51 a.m.

Unemployment in the Mahoning Valley edged up sharply in January

Combined unemployment in the Mahoning Valley edged up sharply in January, going from 7.7 percent in December to 9.5 percent in January, according to statistics released today by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

January’s figures were delayed so the department could revise its employment data, an annual routine that ensures more accuracy in the reporting.

In January 2011, combined unemployment across the Valley was at 9.6 percent. Local statistics are not seasonally adjusted and do not account for employment trends following the holidays.

The state’s economists had expected local unemployment to jump well above December’s 7.7 percent rate, to account for a slow down in hiring after the holidays and the additional layoffs that tend to occur during the winter.

The labor force in Trumbull and Columbiana counties continued to shrink in January, shedding a combined 1,400 hundred job seekers when compared to December.

The unemployment rate in Trumbull County was 9.5 percent in January and in Columbiana County it was nearly 10 percent. For Mahoning County unemployment stood at 9.4 percent during the same time, dropping year-over-year in Columbiana and Mahoning counties by less than a percentage point, while Trumbull’s unemployment rate rose by less than a percentage point in that time.


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1georgejeanie(798 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Ah yes, keep voting that straight dumbocratic ticket. You reap what you sow.

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2theguins(169 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

^^^ and yes, your republican lt. governor comes here couple weeks back and boasts her JobsOhio program.

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3jwhitehawke(91 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

I said Tim Ryan would run for governor almost 2 years ago! A good congressman must possess traits and values such as honesty, integrity, and care for his constituents, but when it comes to Tim Ryan, he hasn't done CRAP for the valley. He ignored those who tried to contact him by mail, email and phone.
His entire agenda has been to stay under wraps until his 'big surprise' announcement tomorrow. Maybe the (80%) democrat base in the Youngstown area will blindly vote for him as governor, but the REST of Ohio isn't so blind and stupid. Even Tim can't hide his inept and wasted time as a representative forever. He has the brain power of his mommy - Pelosi.
Tim looks for any new business success in the valley, then jumps in to take credit dispite his lack of interest in helping business.
He also let the injustice of the Delphi salaried employees go on for THREE YEARS before jumping on the bandwagon to look like he cares......... so he writes a frigging letter! Now he wants to be on a committee with people who have been fighting the PBGC, Tim Geightner, Bloom (Auto Task Force) and Obama since 2009 and make it appear like he actually DID something for injustice. WAKE TF UP people! This guy is a slug trying to move up when he hasn't done the job in congress! Look at the unemployment in the valley. You want the whole state to end up like his district?

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