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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in May 2009 at 13.6% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Ohio 4.6% -0.1 +0.1
Toledo 4.6% -0.5 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 May 2009 at 42,647. There are now 28,459 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 954. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 14,188 -1,273 +668

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.4%
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.6% 14,188
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 5.1% 15,461
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.2% 15,790
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.0% 15,152
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.1% 15,082
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.8% 14,350
August
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.9% 14,583
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.9% 15,041
June
2018
4.0% 4.6% 5.2% 15,981
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.9% 14,870
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.5% 13,823

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.