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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in April 2020 at 19.9% and is now 13.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.8
Youngstown 6.2% -0.4 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 45,060. There are now 31,086 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 13,974 -860 -1,490

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 6.2% 13,974
October
2021
4.6% 5.1% 6.6% 14,834
September
2021
4.7% 5.3% 6.9% 15,441
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 7.0% 15,779
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 7.2% 15,916
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 7.1% 15,768
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 7.0% 15,505
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 6.7% 15,567
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 6.7% 15,543
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 7.0% 16,217
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 7.3% 17,145

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.