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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 4.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 17.6% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Ohio 13.7% -3.9 +9.6
Springfield 12.7% -4.9 +8.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 3,357 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 8,059 -3,357 +5,471

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 12.7% 8,059
April
2020
14.7% 17.6% 17.6% 11,416
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.7% 2,996
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.6% 2,910
January
2020
3.6% 4.1% 4.6% 2,899
December
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.5% 2,862
November
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.6% 2,883
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.6% 2,883
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.5% 2,861
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.5% 2,811
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 2,734

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.