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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in December 2009 at 12.0% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Ohio 4.1% +0.1 -0.5
Dayton 4.0% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dayton, Ohio, National

Dayton, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dayton, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dayton peaked in January 2010 at 48,125. There are now 32,749 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,804 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 572. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 15,376 +430 -1,524

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.2%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.0% 15,376
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 14,946
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.8% 14,804
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 3.9% 15,032
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.0% 15,543
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.2% 16,397
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.4% 17,110
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 4.5% 17,460
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.5% 17,520
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.5% 17,503
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.5% 17,370

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.