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Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mansfield rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2016 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Mansfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% +0.1 -0.3
Ohio 4.9% 0.0 +0.1
Mansfield 5.4% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2016 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 5,542 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,757 in August 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 77. Mansfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mansfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Mansfield 2,834 +69 -153

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployed
January
2017
4.8%
December
2016
4.7% 4.9% 5.4% 2,834
November
2016
4.6% 4.9% 5.3% 2,765
October
2016
4.8% 4.9% 5.6% 2,920
September
2016
4.9% 4.8% 5.6% 2,971
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 5.2% 2,757
July
2016
4.9% 4.8% 5.2% 2,784
June
2016
4.9% 5.0% 5.4% 2,854
May
2016
4.7% 5.1% 5.5% 2,920
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

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.