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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.4%. 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 13.5% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.6
Toledo 4.4% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 42,408. There are now 29,204 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 13,204 -225 -1,571

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 13,204
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 13,429
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.6% 13,925
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.6% 13,880
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.8% 14,588
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 5.0% 15,112
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 5.1% 15,420
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.1% 15,343
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.1% 15,329
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.1% 15,232

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.