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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2014 to 7.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in July 2009 at 13.0% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Ohio 6.5% -0.4 -0.8
Youngstown 7.4% -0.4 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 36,111. There are now 16,490 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 19,621 -925 -2,280

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 6.1%
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 7.4% 19,621
January
2014
6.6% 6.9% 7.8% 20,546
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 8.1% 21,442
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 8.3% 21,972
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 8.2% 21,600
September
2013
7.2% 7.4% 8.1% 21,590
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 8.0% 21,328
July
2013
7.3% 7.5% 8.0% 21,387
June
2013
7.5% 7.4% 8.2% 21,687
May
2013
7.5% 7.4% 8.2% 21,771
April
2013
7.5% 7.3% 8.2% 21,682
March
2013
7.5% 7.3% 8.2% 21,896

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.