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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.0%. 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 December 2009 at 12.1% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Ohio 5.2% 0.0 -0.5
Dayton 5.0% +0.1 -0.7
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 48,300. There are now 29,382 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 18,538 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 380. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 18,918 +380 -2,910

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 5.2% 5.0% 18,918
April
2015
5.4% 5.2% 4.9% 18,538
March
2015
5.5% 5.1% 5.0% 18,861
February
2015
5.5% 5.1% 5.0% 19,022
January
2015
5.7% 5.1% 5.2% 19,782
December
2014
5.6% 5.1% 5.1% 19,458
November
2014
5.8% 5.2% 5.2% 20,045
October
2014
5.7% 5.2% 5.4% 20,554
September
2014
5.9% 5.3% 5.5% 21,096
August
2014
6.1% 5.4% 5.7% 21,706
July
2014
6.2% 5.5% 5.7% 21,873
June
2014
6.1% 5.6% 5.7% 21,826

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.