Posted in The Vindicator- August 21, 2013
The rate of job growth in the Mahoning Valley continued its sluggish crawl in July, staying above 8 percent where it’s been for the past six months and indicating that the labor market likely will remain flat until next year.
Figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Tuesday show the combined unemployment rate in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties dropped from 8.7 percent in July 2012 to 8.5 percent last month. The labor force shrank year-over-year, and there were 500 fewer employed people.
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