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Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cincinnati fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Cincinnati peaked in March 2010 at 10.5% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cincinnati unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Ohio 4.5% -0.2 -0.6
Cincinnati 3.6% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 March 2010 at 115,781. There are now 75,833 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cincinnati employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cincinnati, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Cincinnati 39,948 -816 -8,049

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cincinnati, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Cincinnati
Unemployment Rate
Cincinnati
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 3.6% 39,948
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 3.7% 40,764
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.1% 45,227
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.1% 45,636
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.3% 47,744
September
2017
4.2% 5.0% 4.3% 47,432
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.6% 50,905
July
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.5% 50,443
June
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.3% 48,385
May
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.1% 45,281
April
2017
4.4% 5.1% 4.0% 44,452

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.