Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.7% with the biggest shift in Business Services, which lost 3,400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Cleveland-Elyria, OH market rose by 3,805 jobs in August and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 4.7%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Cleveland-Elyria, OH unemployment rate is 91 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 6.5% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 192,800; +1,000
  • Transportation & Utilities: 186,700; -300
  • Business Services: 158,900; -3,400
  • Government: 130,600; -800
  • Manufacturing: 119,500; +300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 108,900; -200
  • Financial Services: 68,200; +100
  • Other Jobs: 42,000; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 41,700; -200
  • IT & Development: 14,100; no change
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.