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Toledo, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Toledo rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Toledo peaked in April 2020 at 21.9% and is now 16.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Toledo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Ohio 5.0% +0.3 -9.9
Toledo 5.9% +0.2 -14.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 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 63,658. There are now 46,714 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,083 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 861. Toledo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Toledo, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Toledo 16,944 +67 -44,206

Number of Unemployed Persons

Toledo, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployment Rate
Toledo
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.9% 16,944
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 5.7% 16,877
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.6% 16,550
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 5.6% 16,662
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.6% 16,592
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 16,637
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.5% 16,384
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.5% 16,083
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 8.3% 25,155
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 9.4% 28,596
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 11.0% 33,408

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.