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Springfield, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 16.7% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in November 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Ohio 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Springfield 4.0% 0.0 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 7,655 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 132. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 2,508 +1 -1,205

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 2,508
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 5.1% 3,198
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 5.2% 3,234
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.3% 3,321
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.5% 3,446
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 5.7% 3,570

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.