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Akron, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Akron fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Akron peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Akron unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Ohio 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Akron 3.9% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 36,217 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Akron employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Akron, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Akron 13,646 -245 -7,152

Number of Unemployed Persons

Akron, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 13,646
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 4.5% 15,530
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 16,336
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.0% 17,405
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 18,552
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 5.6% 19,557

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.