Department of Numbers

Ohio Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Ohio fell 0.4 percentage points in March 2014 to 6.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Ohio peaked in July 2009 at 10.6% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Ohio unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Ohio 6.1% -0.4 -1.2

Unemployment Rate: Ohio, National

Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ohio peaked in July 2009 at 627,492. There are now 274,036 fewer people unemployed in the state. Ohio job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Ohio 353,456 -23,230 -67,959

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Ohio from 1990 to March 2014

Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 6.1% 353,456
February 2014 6.7% 6.5% 376,686
January 2014 6.6% 6.9% 395,373
December 2013 6.7% 7.1% 410,662
November 2013 7.0% 7.2% 417,210
October 2013 7.2% 7.4% 423,773
September 2013 7.2% 7.4% 429,345
August 2013 7.2% 7.5% 433,129
July 2013 7.3% 7.5% 433,022
June 2013 7.5% 7.4% 429,519
May 2013 7.5% 7.4% 425,175
April 2013 7.5% 7.3% 422,273
March 2013 7.5% 7.3% 421,415