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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in April 2020 at 22.1% and is now 16.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Ohio 5.0% -0.3 +0.3
Toledo 6.0% -0.2 +1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 67,064. There are now 49,093 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 17,971 -579 +4,829

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 6.0% 17,971
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 6.2% 18,550
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.5% 19,472
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.7% 20,338
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.8% 20,980
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 9.2% 27,997
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 9.3% 28,401
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 9.4% 28,249
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 11.9% 36,364
May
2020
13.3% 14.9% 17.5% 54,004
April
2020
14.8% 16.4% 22.1% 67,064

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.