Mahoning Valley’s April unemployment rate down
YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley’s nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 1.2 percentage points in April 2018 compared with April 2017, according to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services data released today.
The combined unemployment rate for Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties was 5.2 percent last month, compared with 6.4 percent in April 2017.
While the number of unemployed people decreased by 3,000, employment did not increase.
The number of people in the labor force dropped by 4,000.
In Mahoning County, April’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent last month, compared with 6.4 percent in April 2017.
In Trumbull County, last month’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, compared with 6.7 percent at that time last year.
In Columbiana County, April’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent. In April 2017, it was 5.8 percent.