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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.9%. 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 April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 11.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Dayton 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 56,534. There are now 41,342 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,269 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 923. Dayton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dayton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 15,192 +113 -2,126

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.9% 15,192
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 15,079
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 14,563
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.7% 14,380
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.7% 14,269
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.7% 14,527
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.8% 14,842
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 3.9% 15,200
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.0% 15,565
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.3% 16,391
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.2% 16,296

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.