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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown rose 0.5 percentage points in February 2017 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Ohio 5.1% +0.1 +0.1
Youngstown 6.6% +0.5 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2017 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 June 2009 at 36,754. There are now 20,265 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,265 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,224. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 16,489 +1,504 -183

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
March
2017
4.5% 5.1%
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 6.6% 16,489
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 6.1% 14,985
December
2016
4.7% 5.0% 6.1% 15,052
November
2016
4.6% 5.0% 6.2% 15,401
October
2016
4.8% 5.0% 6.5% 16,239
September
2016
4.9% 5.0% 6.5% 16,367
August
2016
4.9% 4.9% 6.1% 15,405
July
2016
4.9% 4.9% 6.0% 15,014
June
2016
4.9% 4.9% 6.2% 15,621
May
2016
4.7% 4.9% 6.4% 16,312
April
2016
5.0% 5.0% 6.7% 16,903

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.