Department of Numbers

Ohio Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Ohio fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 12.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Ohio unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Ohio 4.1% -0.1 -1.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Ohio, National

Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 671,255 fewer people unemployed in the state. Ohio job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ohio 236,851 -4,927 -89,678

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 4.1% 236,851
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
August 2021 5.2% 4.9% 282,984
July 2021 5.4% 5.1% 294,640
June 2021 5.9% 5.3% 305,447
May 2021 5.8% 5.4% 312,200