Mentor's Unemployment Rate Rose In June
The .3 percent increase ends three months of declining unemployment in the city
The unemployment rate for Mentor increased .3 percent to 5.8 percent in June, ending a 3-month decline in the city's unemployment rate, according to City Manager Kenneth Filipiak's weekly memo to City Council.
However, the unemployment rate is still better than this time last year. Mentor's rate was 6.8 percent in June 2011.
Mentor's unemployment rate had spiked as high as 7.1 percent in February after reaching the 3-year low of 5.3 percent in October and November 2011.
Mentor has also maintained its distinction of having the lowest unemployment rate for any community in Ohio with more 50,000 in population.
Both Lake County and Ohio's unemployment rates bumped in June.
Lake County rose .6 percent to 6.5 percent and Ohio increased .5 percent to 7.4 percent.