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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in May 2009 at 13.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Ohio 4.6% 0.0 -0.3
Toledo 5.0% +0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 May 2009 at 42,647. There are now 27,655 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,234 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,758. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 14,992 +642 -1,236

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.0% 14,992
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.8% 14,350
August
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.9% 14,583
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.9% 15,041
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 5.2% 15,981
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.9% 14,870
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.5% 13,823
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.4% 13,234
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 13,520
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.6% 13,904
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 15,362

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.