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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Ohio 4.3% 0.0 -0.8
Youngstown 5.3% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 June 2009 at 36,754. There are now 23,927 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 12,827 -315 -2,878

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 5.3% 12,827
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.5% 13,142
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 5.4% 13,134
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 13,981
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.5% 15,743
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.1% 14,737
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.1% 14,788
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.1% 14,934
September
2017
4.2% 5.0% 6.3% 15,318
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 6.4% 15,675
July
2017
4.3% 5.1% 6.4% 15,707

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.