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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.9%. 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 17.9% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Ohio 5.4% +0.2 -3.9
Springfield 5.9% 0.0 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 11,047. There are now 7,445 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,119 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 483. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 3,602 +62 -2,054

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 5.9% 3,602
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 5.9% 3,540
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.7% 3,411
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,265
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.1% 3,233
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 5.2% 3,257
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.2% 3,272
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.3% 3,329
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.2% 3,221
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.0% 3,119
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 7.7% 4,849

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.