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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown rose 0.9 percentage points in December 2015 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Ohio 4.7% +0.2 -0.4
Youngstown 6.7% +0.9 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 19,709 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,658 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,387. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 17,045 +2,402 +2,700

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.7% 6.7% 17,045
November
2015
5.0% 4.5% 5.8% 14,643
October
2015
5.0% 4.4% 5.6% 13,970
September
2015
5.1% 4.5% 5.5% 13,727
August
2015
5.1% 4.6% 5.4% 13,658
July
2015
5.3% 5.0% 5.7% 14,436
June
2015
5.3% 5.2% 5.9% 14,888
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

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.