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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2014 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in July 2009 at 13.0% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Ohio 5.3% -0.3 -2.1
Youngstown 5.7% -0.3 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Youngstown, Ohio, National

Youngstown, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Youngstown peaked in July 2009 at 36,050. There are now 21,323 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 14,727 -749 -6,382

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8% 5.0%
October
2014
5.8% 5.3% 5.7% 14,727
September
2014
5.9% 5.6% 6.0% 15,476
August
2014
6.1% 5.7% 6.1% 15,878
July
2014
6.2% 5.7% 6.2% 16,085
June
2014
6.1% 5.5% 6.2% 16,199
May
2014
6.3% 5.5% 6.4% 16,677
April
2014
6.3% 5.7% 6.7% 17,452
March
2014
6.7% 6.1% 7.1% 18,591
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 7.4% 19,387
January
2014
6.6% 6.9% 7.6% 20,025
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 7.9% 20,680
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 8.0% 20,884

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.