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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 19.1% and is now 14.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Ohio 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Lima 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 9,035. There are now 7,003 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 2,032 -60 -945

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.3% 2,032
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 4.7% 2,187
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 4.9% 2,281
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.1% 2,405
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.4% 2,539
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 5.6% 2,673

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.