Department of Numbers

Ohio Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Ohio fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 12.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Ohio unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Ohio 4.2% 0.0 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Ohio, National

Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 664,887 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 223,482 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19,737. Ohio job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ohio 243,219 +1,628 -13,632

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 4.2% 243,219
October 2022 3.7% 4.2% 241,591
September 2022 3.5% 4.0% 231,923
August 2022 3.7% 4.0% 228,949
July 2022 3.5% 3.9% 223,482
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