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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 5.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lima 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
Lima 15.1% -5.3 +11.2
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: Lima, Ohio, National

Lima, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lima, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 9,963. There are now 2,600 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 7,363 -2,600 +5,490

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 10.9%
May
2020
13.3% 13.9% 15.1% 7,363
April
2020
14.7% 17.6% 20.4% 9,963
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.5% 2,113
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 2,023
January
2020
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 1,974
December
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.0% 1,887
November
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.0% 1,916
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 1,940
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.1% 1,959
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.1% 1,963
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.1% 1,943

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.