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Akron, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Akron fell 0.6 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.8%. 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 16.2% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Akron unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Ohio 5.7% -0.4 +1.6
Akron 5.8% -0.6 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 55,522. There are now 35,512 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Akron employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Akron, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Akron 20,010 -2,433 +4,793

Number of Unemployed Persons

Akron, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployment Rate
Akron
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 5.5%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 5.8% 20,010
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 6.4% 22,443
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 8.3% 29,026
August
2020
8.4% 8.9% 9.0% 31,738
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 9.2% 31,669
June
2020
11.1% 11.0% 10.9% 38,629
May
2020
13.3% 13.9% 13.1% 45,052
April
2020
14.8% 17.6% 16.2% 55,522
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 5.0% 17,811
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 15,329
January
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 15,345

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.