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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton 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
Dayton 4.8% -0.3 -0.3
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: 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 April 2020 at 59,896. There are now 41,760 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 18,136 -1,394 -1,690

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 4.8% 18,136
October
2021
4.6% 5.1% 5.1% 19,530
September
2021
4.7% 5.3% 5.4% 20,519
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.6% 21,165
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 5.7% 21,239
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 5.6% 20,893
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.5% 20,382
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.2% 20,330
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.2% 20,321
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 5.3% 20,530
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 5.2% 20,352

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.