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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 5.0%. 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 April 2020 at 19.3% and is now 14.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Youngstown 5.0% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 32,111 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,092 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 310. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 11,402 +7 -1,963

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 5.0% 11,402
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 5.0% 11,395
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 4.8% 11,092
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.9% 11,151
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.8% 11,111
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.9% 11,324
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

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.