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More people in the Valley unemployed in June

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Valley unemployment increased by half a percentage point last month.

Figures released by the state of Ohio on Tuesday showed that the jobeless rate in the Youngstown Warren Metropolitan area went from 5.8% in May to 6.3% in June.

The number of unemployed in the valley rose from 15,200 to 16,600 during the period.

Youngstown has the highest jobless rate in the Valley. The 8.1 % rate for June is up .6% from May.

Mahoning and Columbiana County report unemployment at 6.2% for June, which is one tenth of percent below the national rate, and .3% above the jobless rate for the entire state of Ohio.

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