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 2019 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Ohio peaked in January 2010 at 11.1% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Ohio unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.6

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 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ohio peaked in January 2010 at 650,919. There are now 415,696 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 233,314 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,909. Ohio job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Ohio 235,223 +1,909 -27,629

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Ohio from 1990 to July 2019

Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 4.0% 235,223
June 2019 3.7% 4.0% 233,314
May 2019 3.6% 4.1% 239,168
April 2019 3.6% 4.2% 246,844
March 2019 3.8% 4.4% 258,060
February 2019 3.8% 4.6% 264,895
January 2019 4.0% 4.7% 269,150
December 2018 3.9% 4.6% 267,121
November 2018 3.7% 4.6% 266,598
October 2018 3.8% 4.6% 264,945
September 2018 3.7% 4.6% 263,008