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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Youngstown rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Youngstown peaked in April 2020 at 19.9% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Youngstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Ohio 5.4% +0.2 -3.9
Youngstown 7.2% +0.1 -5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 29,145 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 15,288 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 627. Youngstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Youngstown, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Youngstown 15,915 +147 -13,744

Number of Unemployed Persons

Youngstown, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployment Rate
Youngstown
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 7.2% 15,915
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 7.1% 15,768
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 7.0% 15,505
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 5.3% 7.3% 17,145
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.7% 15,591
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.7% 15,464
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.7% 15,288
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 9.6% 22,558

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.