Denair had a rate of 5.1 percent in January, up slightly from the 4.7 percent posted in December. The highest rate in January in the last 17 years was 10.9 percent in 2010.
The nationwide unemployment rate rose a tick from 4.7 percent in December to 4.8 percent in January, the second straight monthly increase, though that was still a bit better than the 4.9 percent mark a year ago.
From January 2016 to January 2017, the state's labor force grew by 89,200, with half of that coming in the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region.
Local unemployment in the Mahoning Valley dropped by 1 percent year over year to 7.7 percent in January. An estimated 3,600 county residents out of a workforce of 47,200 were jobless in January. The EDD report shows 13 percent of the job losses were at clothing and accessories stores and 9 percent came from general merchandise stores.
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According to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in January, up from 4.8 percent in December.
Columbiana County's unemployment rate increased significantly in January, but the county had plenty of company: the jobless rate jumped in all 88 counties in Ohio.
Statewide, Mercer and Auglaize counties were two of six states with unemployment rates at or below 4.5 percent. Statistics state 1,300 people were unemployed or looking for work in January, which was the same for December.
In January, Ohio's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5 percent and USA rate was 4.8 percent, up a tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 0.3-percent higher than January 2016.