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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in March 2009 at 11.6% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.2
Lima 4.6% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lima, Ohio, National

Lima, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lima, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lima peaked in March 2010 at 6,068. There are now 3,856 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,140 in September 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 72. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 2,212 -97 -202

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.6% 2,212
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 4.8% 2,309
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 4.9% 2,359
August
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.3% 2,552
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.4% 2,607
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.1% 2,477
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.9% 2,359
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.9% 2,351
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.0% 2,417
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.3% 2,578
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.3% 2,563

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.