Valley's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent

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.

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