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Valley's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent

Published: Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 11:02 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley’s unemployment rate fell to 6 percent from last year’s 7.8 percent April rate — the first time the Valley has seen the unemployment rate in the 6 percent range since 2008.

In April 2008, the average unemployment rate for Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning counties was at 6.1 percent.

The last time the unemployment rate was below 6 percent was April 2001 when it was at 5.4 percent.

In Mahoning and Trumbull counties the unemployment rate for April 2014 fell to 6 percent from last year’s 7.9 rate.

The unemployment rate in Columbiana County for April 2014 also fell to 6 percent from a 7.7 percent rate last year.


1IslandMike(764 comments)posted 2 years ago

Yep, that ObamaCare sure is destroying the economy. Unemployment is down everywhere and the stock market is in a five year bull run.

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2Westsider(269 comments)posted 2 years ago

Bogus - people have simply stopped looking and fallen off the radar because they no longer collect unemployment benefits. Elementary economics.

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3redeye1(5533 comments)posted 2 years ago

IslandMike The real OBAMMYCARE costs hasn't even hit yet. When they do this number will be history. If this number is correct then we owe Kasich a big thank you. It wasn't because of OBAMMY believe me. That guy is out to destroy this country. But as long as he has fans like you he will succeed. Just watch. The real shame is the clueless like you voted him to a second term. God help us all!!

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