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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield 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 Springfield peaked in January 2010 at 12.0% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Springfield 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
Springfield 4.6% -0.2 -0.6
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: Springfield, Ohio, National

Springfield, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Springfield, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Springfield peaked in February 2010 at 8,155. There are now 5,207 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,914 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 34. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 2,948 -70 -295

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.6% 2,948
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 4.8% 3,018
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 4.7% 3,001
August
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.1% 3,259
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.3% 3,342
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.0% 3,183
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.8% 3,023
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.6% 2,914
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.7% 2,961
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.0% 3,176
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 3,151

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.