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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 16.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Ohio 4.1% -0.1 -1.6
Toledo 4.2% -0.2 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Toledo, Ohio, National

Toledo, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Toledo, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Toledo peaked in April 2020 at 59,608. There are now 46,959 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 12,649 -473 -6,187

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.2% 12,649
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.4% 13,122
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.6% 13,518
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.9% 14,286
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.8% 14,225
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 4.9% 14,349
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 5.1% 15,076
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.4% 16,027
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.8% 17,002
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 6.0% 17,806
May
2021
5.8% 5.4% 6.2% 18,349

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.