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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 1.6 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 17.9% and is now 13.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.8
Springfield 4.0% -1.6 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 8,577 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 2,470 -1,001 -751

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 4.0% 2,470
October
2021
4.6% 5.1% 5.6% 3,471
September
2021
4.7% 5.3% 5.7% 3,522
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.9% 3,588
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 5.9% 3,601
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 5.9% 3,540
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.7% 3,411
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.3% 5.2% 3,272

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.