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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2014 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in January 2010 at 11.6% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Ohio 5.6% -0.1 -1.8
Dayton 5.4% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 48,273. There are now 27,008 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 21,265 -228 -9,397

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 5.6% 5.4% 21,265
August
2014
6.1% 5.7% 5.5% 21,493
July
2014
6.2% 5.7% 5.5% 21,732
June
2014
6.1% 5.5% 5.5% 21,771
May
2014
6.3% 5.5% 5.7% 22,285
April
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.8% 22,985
March
2014
6.7% 6.1% 6.2% 24,576
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 6.7% 26,264
January
2014
6.6% 6.9% 7.1% 27,918
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 7.5% 29,496
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 7.5% 29,898
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.6% 30,307
September
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.7% 30,662

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.