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Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mansfield fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2016 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Mansfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Ohio 5.1% -0.1 +0.2
Mansfield 5.5% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Mansfield, Ohio, National

Mansfield, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 8,376. There are now 5,454 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,779 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 143. Mansfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mansfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Mansfield 2,922 -219 -120

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployed
May
2016
4.7% 5.1% 5.5% 2,922
April
2016
5.0% 5.2% 5.8% 3,141
March
2016
5.0% 5.1% 5.9% 3,199
February
2016
4.9% 5.0% 5.8% 3,115
January
2016
4.9% 4.9% 5.7% 3,060
December
2015
5.0% 4.8% 5.6% 2,987
November
2015
5.0% 4.7% 5.5% 2,960
October
2015
5.0% 4.7% 5.4% 2,872
September
2015
5.1% 4.6% 5.3% 2,801
August
2015
5.1% 4.6% 5.2% 2,779
July
2015
5.3% 4.7% 5.3% 2,807
June
2015
5.3% 4.8% 5.5% 2,916

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.