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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in January 2010 at 11.6% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Ohio 6.5% -0.4 -0.8
Dayton 6.7% -0.5 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 48,453. There are now 21,943 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 26,510 -1,986 -3,203

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 6.7% 26,510
January
2014
6.6% 6.9% 7.2% 28,496
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 7.6% 30,311
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 7.8% 31,318
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.8% 30,999
September
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.7% 30,722
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.5% 29,988
July
2013
7.3% 7.5% 7.4% 29,934
June
2013
7.5% 7.4% 7.5% 30,205
May
2013
7.5% 7.4% 7.5% 30,114
April
2013
7.5% 7.3% 7.4% 29,747
March
2013
7.5% 7.3% 7.5% 30,063

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.