Department of Numbers

Ohio Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Ohio fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Ohio peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Ohio unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Ohio 3.9% 0.0 -1.2

Note: All comparisons are made with July data as August state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ohio, National

Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ohio peaked in April 2020 at 908,106. There are now 684,560 fewer people unemployed in the state. Ohio job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ohio 223,546 -462 -71,094

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Ohio from 1990 to July 2022

Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 3.9% 223,546
June 2022 3.6% 3.9% 224,008
May 2022 3.6% 3.9% 226,287
April 2022 3.6% 4.0% 232,934
March 2022 3.6% 4.1% 236,765
February 2022 3.8% 4.2% 241,778
January 2022 4.0% 4.3% 246,218
December 2021 3.9% 4.5% 255,828
November 2021 4.2% 4.5% 256,851
October 2021 4.6% 4.5% 260,693
September 2021 4.7% 4.7% 270,390