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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 19.1% and is now 15.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lima 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
Lima 4.1% +0.1 -0.8
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: 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 9,035. There are now 7,113 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,850 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 72. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 1,922 +32 -359

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.1% 1,922
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 1,890
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.9% 1,850
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.0% 1,902
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.1% 1,946
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.3% 2,031
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.4% 2,092
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 2,151
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.4% 2,065
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.6% 2,156
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.6% 2,157

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.