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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.6 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 14.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Ohio 5.7% -0.4 +1.6
Lima 5.6% -0.6 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 7,334 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 2,629 -357 +713

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 5.5%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 5.6% 2,629
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 6.2% 2,986
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.5% 3,492
August
2020
8.4% 8.9% 8.1% 3,804
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 8.0% 3,730
June
2020
11.1% 11.0% 10.5% 5,057
May
2020
13.3% 13.9% 15.3% 7,427
April
2020
14.8% 17.6% 20.4% 9,963
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.5% 2,113
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 2,023
January
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.1% 1,974

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.