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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 4.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Ohio 13.9% -3.7 +9.8
Youngstown 15.9% -4.5 +10.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 47,925. There are now 10,836 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 37,089 -10,836 +23,465

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.9%
May
2020
13.3% 13.9% 15.9% 37,089
April
2020
14.7% 17.6% 20.4% 47,925
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 6.7% 15,599
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 5.8% 13,715
January
2020
3.6% 4.1% 5.7% 13,653
December
2019
3.5% 4.1% 5.7% 13,415
November
2019
3.5% 4.1% 5.7% 13,510
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 5.7% 13,615
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 5.7% 13,711
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.8% 13,780

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.