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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.2 percentage points in June 2015 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Ohio 5.2% 0.0 -0.4
Youngstown 5.9% -0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2015 data as July 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 June 2009 at 36,754. There are now 21,908 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,345 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 501. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 14,846 -570 -1,951

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 5.0%
June
2015
5.3% 5.2% 5.9% 14,846
May
2015
5.5% 5.2% 6.1% 15,416
April
2015
5.4% 5.2% 6.1% 15,425
March
2015
5.5% 5.1% 6.2% 15,655
February
2015
5.5% 5.1% 6.0% 15,180
January
2015
5.7% 5.1% 6.0% 15,250
December
2014
5.6% 5.1% 5.7% 14,345
November
2014
5.8% 5.2% 5.8% 14,712
October
2014
5.7% 5.2% 5.9% 15,049
September
2014
5.9% 5.3% 6.2% 15,551
August
2014
6.1% 5.4% 6.4% 16,234

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.