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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.2% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Ohio 4.1% +0.1 -0.5
Youngstown 5.6% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 July 2009 at 36,580. There are now 23,141 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,144 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 295. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 13,439 +216 -231

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.2%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 5.6% 13,439
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 5.5% 13,223
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 5.5% 13,144
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 5.5% 13,262
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 5.6% 13,489
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 5.8% 13,885
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 5.8% 14,033
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 5.9% 14,187
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.9% 14,031
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.9% 14,037
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.8% 13,980

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.