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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.2 percentage points in January 2021 to 5.4%. 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 20.4% and is now 15.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Ohio 5.3% -0.3 +0.8
Lima 5.4% -0.2 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 7,338 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 2,625 -24 +651

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.0%
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.4% 2,625
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 2,649
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 2,641
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.2% 2,986
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 7.5% 3,492
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 8.1% 3,804
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 8.0% 3,730
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 10.5% 5,057
May
2020
13.3% 14.9% 15.3% 7,427
April
2020
14.8% 16.4% 20.4% 9,963

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.