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Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mansfield fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2017 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Mansfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Ohio 5.1% -0.2 +0.1
Mansfield 5.3% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November 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 5,567 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,770 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 39. Mansfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mansfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Mansfield 2,809 -32 -93

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 5.3% 2,809
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 5.3% 2,841
August
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.7% 3,047
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.8% 3,102
June
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.6% 2,980
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.3% 2,805
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.2% 2,776
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.4% 2,886
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.7% 3,023
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.6% 2,972
December
2016
4.7% 5.0% 5.4% 2,841

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.