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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in January 2010 at 11.9% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -0.2
Ohio 4.2% +0.1 -0.4
Springfield 4.2% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2019 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Springfield, Ohio, National

Springfield, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Springfield, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Springfield peaked in January 2010 at 8,089. There are now 5,403 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,529 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 157. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 2,686 +80 -265

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
October
2019
3.6%
September
2019
3.5% 4.2% 4.2% 2,686
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 2,606
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 2,564
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 2,529
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 2,588
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 2,697
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.4% 2,828
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.6% 2,929
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 4.7% 2,987
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.7% 2,990
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.7% 2,985

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.