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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Ohio 4.6% -0.1 +0.1
Youngstown 5.5% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 June 2009 at 36,754. There are now 23,346 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,821 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 587. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 13,408 -550 -573

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.4%
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 5.5% 13,408
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 5.8% 13,958
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 6.0% 14,463
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.8% 13,750
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.8% 13,906
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.6% 13,271
August
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.7% 13,609
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.8% 14,031
June
2018
4.0% 4.6% 5.8% 13,980
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.3% 12,821
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.5% 13,142

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.