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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 3.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in April 2020 at 16.1% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Ohio 13.9% -3.7 +9.8
Dayton 12.9% -3.2 +9.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 62,649. There are now 12,553 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 50,096 -12,553 +34,886

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.9%
May
2020
13.3% 13.9% 12.9% 50,096
April
2020
14.7% 17.6% 16.1% 62,649
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.2% 16,133
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.0% 15,842
January
2020
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 15,936
December
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.0% 15,774
November
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.1% 15,976
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 16,153
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 16,263
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.2% 16,245

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.