These Are The 10 Cities In Ohio With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

by Chris Kolmar
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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Ohio with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Ohio for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Buckeye State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Loveland(Jobs)
  2. Beachwood(Jobs)
  3. Worthington(Jobs)
  4. Bay Village(Jobs)
  5. Delaware(Jobs)
  6. Avon Lake(Jobs)
  7. Hilliard(Jobs)
  8. Dublin(Jobs)
  9. Montgomery(Jobs)
  10. Grove City(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Loveland takes the cake as the place in Ohio with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Ohio that have the most robust job force.

Or for more Ohio job information, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Ohio With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Ohio’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 174 places in Ohio.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 174 with one being the “most employed city in Ohio”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

1. Loveland

Loveland, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,425
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Loveland comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 2.1 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. Beachwood

Beachwood, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,855
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but Beachwood doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. Worthington

Worthington, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,727
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is Worthington, earning the bronze medal with a score of 3.1 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. Bay Village

Bay Village, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,508
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Following right behind in the number four slot is Bay Village. With a population of 15508 residents, Bay Village is a solid place to move in Ohio if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Delaware

Delaware, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,188
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Delaware. Numbering around 36188 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 3.2%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Avon Lake

Avon Lake, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,881
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
The city of Avon Lake is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. Hilliard

Hilliard, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,815
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of Hilliard. With a unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Dublin

Dublin, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,378
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Coming in at #8, Dublin has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Ohio’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Montgomery

Population: 10,332
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Montgomery, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Grove City

Grove City, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,981
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Grove City, Ohio. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 174.

Grove City’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Ohio

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Ohio with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. East Cleveland
  2. Cleveland
  3. Youngstown

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Ohio

City Rank Unemployment
Loveland 1 2.1%
Beachwood 2 2.4%
Worthington 3 3.1%
Bay Village 4 3.1%
Delaware 5 3.2%
Avon Lake 6 3.4%
Hilliard 7 3.7%
Dublin 8 3.9%
Montgomery 9 3.9%
Grove City 10 3.9%
Brecksville 11 3.9%
Powell 12 3.9%
Solon 13 4.0%
Westerville 14 4.0%
Oxford 15 4.1%
Pataskala 16 4.2%
Rocky River 17 4.3%
Maumee 18 4.3%
Mason 19 4.3%
Upper Arlington 20 4.4%
Twinsburg 21 4.4%
Westlake 22 4.5%
Mentor 23 4.5%
Medina 24 4.7%
Bexley 25 4.8%
Blue Ash 26 4.9%
Harrison 27 5.0%
Stow 28 5.0%
Beavercreek 29 5.1%
Marysville 30 5.1%
Brunswick 31 5.2%
Wooster 32 5.2%
Broadview Heights 33 5.2%
Gahanna 34 5.2%
Lyndhurst 35 5.3%
Hudson 36 5.4%
Aurora 37 5.4%
Norton 38 5.4%
Macedonia 39 5.4%
Shaker Heights 40 5.4%
North Royalton 41 5.4%
Dover 42 5.6%
Springboro 43 5.6%
Streetsboro 44 5.6%
University Heights 45 5.7%
Strongsville 46 5.7%
Wadsworth 47 5.7%
Perrysburg 48 5.7%
Green 49 5.8%
Sharonville 50 5.9%
Centerville 51 5.9%
Cuyahoga Falls 52 5.9%
Berea 53 5.9%
North Canton 54 5.9%
Monroe 55 6.1%
Seven Hills 56 6.1%
Eastlake 57 6.2%
Wickliffe 58 6.2%
Fairview Park 59 6.2%
Sylvania 60 6.3%
Willoughby 61 6.3%
Miamisburg 62 6.3%
Reynoldsburg 63 6.3%
Avon 64 6.4%
Troy 65 6.4%
Amherst 66 6.4%
North Olmsted 67 6.6%
Springdale 68 6.7%
Middleburg Heights 69 6.7%
Kettering 70 6.8%
Willowick 71 6.9%
North Ridgeville 72 6.9%
Lakewood 73 7.0%
Fairfield 74 7.1%
Tallmadge 75 7.2%
Bedford 76 7.2%
Salem 77 7.3%
Parma 78 7.4%
Pickerington 79 7.4%
Forest Park 80 7.5%
New Franklin 81 7.6%
South Euclid 82 7.6%
Brook Park 83 7.6%
Ironton 84 7.7%
New Philadelphia 85 7.7%
Painesville 86 7.7%
Ashland 87 7.7%
Columbus 88 7.8%
Heath 89 7.8%
Oregon 90 7.8%
Mayfield Heights 91 7.9%
Parma Heights 92 8.0%
Coshocton 93 8.0%
Norwood 94 8.0%
Norwalk 95 8.0%
Lebanon 96 8.1%
Vandalia 97 8.1%
Englewood 98 8.1%
West Carrollton 99 8.2%
Huber Heights 100 8.3%
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