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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 16.7% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in November 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Springfield 4.2% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 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 April 2020 at 10,163. There are now 7,554 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,376 in November 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 233. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 2,609 +34 -625

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.2% 2,609
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 2,575
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 4.0% 2,493
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 2,459
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 2,454
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 2,507
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 2,507
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.0% 2,476
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 3.9% 2,461
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 3.9% 2,393
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 3.8% 2,376

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.