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Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cincinnati fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Cincinnati peaked in March 2010 at 10.5% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Cincinnati unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.2
Cincinnati 4.1% -0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cincinnati, Ohio, National

Cincinnati, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cincinnati peaked in March 2010 at 115,781. There are now 70,158 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 44,452 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,171. Cincinnati employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cincinnati, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Cincinnati 45,623 -2,121 -758

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Cincinnati
Unemployment Rate
Cincinnati
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.1% 45,623
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 4.3% 47,744
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 4.3% 47,432
August
2017
4.4% 5.4% 4.6% 50,905
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 4.5% 50,443
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.3% 48,385
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.1% 45,281
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.0% 44,452
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.1% 45,335
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 4.4% 47,997
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.4% 48,412

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.