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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in May 2009 at 13.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in June 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Toledo 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
Toledo 5.0% -0.5 0.0
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: Toledo, Ohio, National

Toledo, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Toledo, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Toledo peaked in May 2009 at 42,647. There are now 27,263 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,886 in June 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,498. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 15,384 -1,192 +425

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 15,384
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 5.5% 16,576
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 5.7% 17,558
August
2017
4.4% 5.4% 6.0% 18,463
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.8% 18,155
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.9% 18,073
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.6% 17,028
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.1% 15,744
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.9% 15,220
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.0% 15,502
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.8% 14,689

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.