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Lima, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lima fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Lima peaked in April 2009 at 11.6% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Lima unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Ohio 4.1% +0.1 -0.5
Lima 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 2009 at 6,005. There are now 4,104 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,840 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 61. Lima employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lima, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lima 1,901 +40 -234

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lima, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployment Rate
Lima
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.2%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.9% 1,901
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 1,861
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.8% 1,840
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 3.9% 1,864
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.0% 1,953
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.3% 2,069
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.4% 2,128
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 4.5% 2,160
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.5% 2,152
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.5% 2,146
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.5% 2,133

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.