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Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cincinnati fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Cincinnati peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cincinnati unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.8
Cincinnati 4.1% -0.4 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cincinnati, Ohio, National

Cincinnati, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cincinnati peaked in April 2020 at 151,491. There are now 105,450 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cincinnati employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cincinnati, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Cincinnati 46,041 -3,926 -7,249

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Cincinnati
Unemployment Rate
Cincinnati
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 4.1% 46,041
October
2021
4.6% 5.1% 4.5% 49,967
September
2021
4.7% 5.3% 4.8% 53,071
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.0% 55,603
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 5.3% 57,495
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 5.3% 57,925
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 4.7% 50,463
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 4.6% 51,472
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 4.7% 52,583
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 4.9% 54,464
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 4.9% 54,934

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.