Department of Numbers

Ohio Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Ohio fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2016 to 4.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Ohio peaked in December 2009 at 11.0% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Ohio unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.6% -0.2 -0.4
Ohio 4.9% 0.0 +0.2

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ohio, National

Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ohio peaked in January 2010 at 645,746. There are now 367,530 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 262,836 in September 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15,380. Ohio job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Ohio 278,216 -1,810 +9,492

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Ohio from 1990 to November 2016

Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployed
December 2016 4.7%
November 2016 4.6% 4.9% 278,216
October 2016 4.8% 4.9% 280,026
September 2016 4.9% 4.8% 275,126
August 2016 4.9% 4.7% 271,493
July 2016 4.9% 4.8% 278,237
June 2016 4.9% 5.0% 291,116
May 2016 4.7% 5.1% 299,814
April 2016 5.0% 5.2% 302,032
March 2016 5.0% 5.1% 293,996
February 2016 4.9% 5.0% 285,125
January 2016 4.9% 4.9% 279,272