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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2016 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Ohio 5.1% -0.1 +0.2
Youngstown 6.5% -0.2 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 data as June 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 20,432 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 2,057. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 16,322 -581 +901

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 5.0%
May
2016
4.7% 5.1% 6.5% 16,322
April
2016
5.0% 5.2% 6.7% 16,903
March
2016
5.0% 5.1% 6.5% 16,552
February
2016
4.9% 5.0% 6.6% 16,672
January
2016
4.9% 4.9% 7.0% 17,710
December
2015
5.0% 4.8% 5.9% 14,767
November
2015
5.0% 4.7% 5.9% 14,763
October
2015
5.0% 4.7% 5.8% 14,528
September
2015
5.1% 4.6% 5.7% 14,281
August
2015
5.1% 4.6% 5.7% 14,265
July
2015
5.3% 4.7% 5.8% 14,505

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.