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Akron, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Akron fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 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 April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Akron unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Akron 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 49,863. There are now 35,464 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,463 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 936. Akron employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Akron, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Akron 14,399 +67 -1,937

Number of Unemployed Persons

Akron, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.1% 14,399
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 14,332
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 4.0% 13,820
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 13,585
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.8% 13,463
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 13,644
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 13,891
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.1% 14,319
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.2% 14,690
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.4% 15,481
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.4% 15,392

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.