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Dayton, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dayton fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Dayton peaked in April 2020 at 16.1% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dayton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Ohio 5.7% -0.4 +1.6
Dayton 5.5% -0.5 +1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 62,649. There are now 41,312 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dayton 21,337 -2,677 +5,361

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dayton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployment Rate
Dayton
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 5.5% 21,337
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 6.0% 24,014
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.9% 30,794
August
2020
8.4% 8.9% 8.5% 33,375
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 8.5% 33,007
June
2020
11.1% 11.0% 10.3% 40,646
May
2020
13.3% 13.9% 12.9% 50,586
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 4.1% 4.1% 15,936

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.