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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 13.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Ohio 5.0% -0.3 +0.3
Youngstown 7.2% -0.1 +1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 47,925. There are now 31,226 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 16,699 -272 +2,984

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 7.2% 16,699
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 7.3% 16,971
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 7.8% 17,506
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 7.9% 17,928
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 8.0% 18,415
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 10.2% 23,436
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 11.1% 25,477
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 11.2% 25,366
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 13.4% 31,140
May
2020
13.3% 14.9% 16.2% 37,624
April
2020
14.8% 16.4% 20.4% 47,925

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.