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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in December 2009 at 12.1% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Ohio 5.1% -0.2 +0.1
Dayton 4.6% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dayton, Ohio, National

Dayton, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dayton, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dayton peaked in January 2010 at 48,219. There are now 30,195 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,781 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,243. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 18,024 -5 -600

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 4.6% 18,024
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 4.7% 18,029
August
2017
4.4% 5.4% 4.9% 18,967
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 4.7% 18,363
June
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.8% 18,451
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.5% 17,504
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.3% 16,781
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.5% 17,285
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 18,571
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.7% 18,102
December
2016
4.7% 5.0% 4.8% 18,215

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.