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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in April 2020 at 19.3% and is now 14.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Ohio 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Youngstown 4.9% -0.1 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Youngstown, Ohio, National

Youngstown, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Youngstown peaked in April 2020 at 43,513. There are now 32,190 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 11,323 -235 -5,509

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.9% 11,323
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.0% 11,558
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 5.2% 11,920
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 5.3% 12,166
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 5.6% 12,755
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 5.5% 12,710
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 5.6% 12,793
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 5.8% 13,365
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 6.2% 14,125
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 6.5% 14,961
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 6.8% 15,717

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.