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Akron, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Akron fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Akron peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Akron unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.6
Akron 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Akron, Ohio, National

Akron, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Akron, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Akron peaked in February 2010 at 42,420. There are now 27,555 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,689 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 176. Akron employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Akron, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Akron 14,865 +176 -1,563

Number of Unemployed Persons

Akron, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 14,865
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 14,689
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.2% 14,952
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.3% 15,537
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.5% 16,310
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.7% 16,851
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 4.8% 17,096
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.7% 16,923
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.7% 16,902
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.7% 16,775

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.