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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in March 2009 at 11.6% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Ohio 4.6% -0.1 +0.1
Lima 4.2% -0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 March 2009 at 6,025. There are now 3,988 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,993 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 44. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 2,037 -160 -4

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.4%
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.2% 2,037
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 4.5% 2,197
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.6% 2,218
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.3% 2,031
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.4% 2,110
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.2% 1,993
August
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.4% 2,117
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.9% 2,356
June
2018
4.0% 4.6% 4.8% 2,337
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.4% 2,124
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.3% 2,076

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.