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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2020 at 20.0% and is now 15.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.8
Lima 4.5% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 9,596. There are now 7,473 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 2,123 -95 -297

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 4.5% 2,123
October
2021
4.6% 5.1% 4.7% 2,218
September
2021
4.7% 5.3% 6.2% 2,949
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 6.4% 3,020
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 6.8% 3,178
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 7.1% 3,353
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 7.4% 3,501
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 7.4% 3,699
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 6.0% 2,963
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 6.5% 3,229
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 5.6% 2,775

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.