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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.2 percentage points in December 2014 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in January 2010 at 11.6% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Ohio 4.8% -0.2 -2.3
Dayton 4.7% -0.2 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January 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 48,273. There are now 29,458 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 18,815 -621 -10,681

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
January
2015
5.7%
December
2014
5.6% 4.8% 4.7% 18,815
November
2014
5.8% 5.0% 4.9% 19,436
October
2014
5.7% 5.3% 5.2% 20,411
September
2014
5.9% 5.6% 5.4% 21,266
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
6.2% 5.7% 5.8% 22,985
March
2014
6.6% 6.1% 6.2% 24,576
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 6.7% 26,264

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.