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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima rose 1.3 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 20.0% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.5 percentage points. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Ohio 4.7% 0.0 -11.7
Lima 7.3% +1.3 -12.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 9,596. There are now 5,927 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,334 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,335. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 3,669 +706 -5,927

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 7.3% 3,669
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 6.0% 2,963
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 6.5% 3,229
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.6% 2,775
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 4.8% 2,334
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.0% 2,420
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.3% 2,547
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 7.3% 3,536
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 8.8% 4,262
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 9.0% 4,216
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 10.1% 4,768

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.