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Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mansfield rose 0.2 percentage points in December 2015 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Mansfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Ohio 4.7% +0.2 -0.4
Mansfield 5.6% +0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

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 5,381 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,621 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 374. Mansfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mansfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Mansfield 2,995 +80 -54

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.7% 5.6% 2,995
November
2015
5.0% 4.5% 5.4% 2,915
October
2015
5.0% 4.4% 5.1% 2,719
September
2015
5.1% 4.5% 5.0% 2,665
August
2015
5.1% 4.6% 4.9% 2,621
July
2015
5.3% 5.0% 5.1% 2,753
June
2015
5.3% 5.2% 5.4% 2,910
May
2015
5.5% 5.2% 5.6% 3,045
April
2015
5.4% 5.2% 5.6% 3,054
March
2015
5.5% 5.1% 5.7% 3,144
February
2015
5.5% 5.1% 5.8% 3,174

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.