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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo fell 4.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 17.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.5 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in April 2020 at 22.1% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Ohio 13.7% -3.9 +9.6
Toledo 17.2% -4.9 +12.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 14,587 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 52,477 -14,587 +39,005

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 17.2% 52,477
April
2020
14.7% 17.6% 22.1% 67,064
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.6% 13,692
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 13,142
January
2020
3.6% 4.1% 4.3% 13,064
December
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 12,897
November
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 12,830
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.3% 12,924
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 13,016
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 13,156
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 13,304

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.