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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2021 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 17.6% and is now 12.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.0% -0.2 +1.6
Ohio 4.7% -0.3 -0.2
Springfield 5.2% -0.2 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2021 data as April 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 April 2020 at 11,416. There are now 8,105 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 3,311 -116 +315

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
April
2021
6.1%
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.2% 3,311
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 5.4% 3,427
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.5% 3,527
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.7% 3,692
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.9% 3,824
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.0% 3,928
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 7.9% 5,088
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 8.0% 5,101
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 8.0% 5,012
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 10.2% 6,510
May
2020
13.3% 14.9% 12.8% 8,152

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.