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Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mansfield rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Mansfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Ohio 4.6% 0.0 -0.3
Mansfield 4.7% +0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Mansfield, Ohio, National

Mansfield, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mansfield peaked in May 2009 at 8,376. There are now 5,877 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,362 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 137. Mansfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mansfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Mansfield 2,499 +137 -299

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mansfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployment Rate
Mansfield
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.7% 2,499
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.5% 2,362
August
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.7% 2,493
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.1% 2,700
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 5.2% 2,804
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.8% 2,548
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.7% 2,528
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.6% 2,472
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 2,526
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 2,623
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.3% 2,796

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.