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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2017 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in December 2009 at 12.1% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Ohio 5.0% -0.1 0.0
Dayton 4.3% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 31,449 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 16,770 -515 -1,175

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.9%
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.3% 16,770
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
November
2016
4.6% 5.0% 4.8% 18,176
October
2016
4.8% 5.0% 4.9% 18,624
September
2016
4.9% 5.0% 4.9% 18,783
August
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.7% 17,958
July
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.5% 17,154
June
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.4% 17,026

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.