Monday, 23 October, 2017

Unemployment rate up slightly to 3.5% in July

Statewide Ohio fell from 5.5% to 5.3% from July to August Statewide Ohio fell from 5.5% to 5.3% from July to August
Kenny Thornton | 20 September, 2017, 09:06

It was the only Bay Area county outside the top 10 lowest jobless rates, and the only county with a jobless rate higher than 4.5 percent, the EDD reported.

Total employment increased by around 7,700 to 3.84 million in the June to August period.

Allen County's rate dropped 0.8 percentage points, from 5.9 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August.

Last week, officials released estimates indicating about 3.5 percent of Indiana's workforce was out of a job in August.

Local-level data isn't collected each month to determine detailed factors in the local unemployment rate. The number of unemployed in August 2017 was 6,100, up from 5,700, and the number of employed dropped to 83,300 from 84,800. Of those, 181,300 were working, but 13,100 were without jobs.

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Of the county's 89,500-member labor force last month, 83,300 had jobs, but 6,100 were out of work.

The total amount of unemployed across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties was 15,900, up from 15,000 reported a year ago.

Yolo County was 5.2 percent, the EDD reported.

Nassau County's rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 4.2 percent and Suffolk County's rate also increased by 0.2 percentage points to 4.6 percent.

The civilian labor force was 89,500, down from 90,500. There were 130,000 unemployed people and 45,200 underemployed people.

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