FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2013  
  Contact: Benjamin Johnson
Phone: 614-466-6650
Email: Benjamin.Johnson@jfs.ohio.gov
 


Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in May 2013, unchanged from April, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 32,100 over the month, from a revised 5,181,800 in April to 5,213,900 in May.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 405,000, up from 400,000 in April. The number of unemployed has decreased by 15,000 in the past 12 months from 420,000. The May unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.3 percent in May 2012.

The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent, up slightly from 7.5 percent in April and down from 8.2 percent in May 2012.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 32,100 over the month, from a revised 5,181,800 in April 2013 to 5,213,900 in May, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.

Goods-producing industries, at 856,300, gained 4,700 jobs over the month. Increases were seen in construction (+3,900) and manufacturing (+800), while employment in mining and logging was unchanged. Private service-providing industries, at 3,604,200, gained 20,200 jobs. Employment increased in professional and business services (+7,300), educational and health services (+6,700), leisure and hospitality (+5,800), financial activities (+900), and other services (+100). Employment declined in trade, transportation, and utilities (-300) and information (-300). Government employment, at 753,400, increased 7,200 with gains at the local (+6,300), state (+600), and federal (+300) levels.

From May 2012 to May 2013, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 33,200. Goods-producing industries increased 4,100 over the year. Construction lost 4,200 jobs. Manufacturing gained 8,200 jobs in durable goods (+4,800) and nondurable goods (+3,400). Mining and logging added 100 jobs. Private service-providing industries increased 34,700. Gains were posted in educational and health services (+17,500), leisure and hospitality (+11,500), professional and business services (+2,400), financial activities (+2,100), trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,400), and other services (+1,000). Information lost 1,200 jobs over the year. Government employment decreased 5,600 through losses at the state (-3,400), federal (-2,100), and local (-100) levels.

EDITOR'S NOTE:All data cited are produced in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Labor.  Data sources include Current Population Survey (U.S. data); Current Employment Statistics Program (nonagricultural wage and salary employment data); and Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (Ohio unemployment rates).  More complete listings of the data appear in the monthly Ohio Labor Market Review. Unemployment rates for all Ohio counties as well as cities with populations of 50,000 or more are presented in the monthly ODJFS Civilian Labor Force Estimates publication.  Updated statewide historical data may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Labor Market Information at (614) 752-9494. Ohioans can access tens of thousands of job openings, for positions ranging from file clerks to CEOs, atwww.ohiomeansjobs.com.

News release dates

A calendar of 2013 release dates is available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm.   County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for May 2013 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, June 25. June 2013 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, July 19, 2013.  This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm.

Choose this link to view the table on the Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation.

Choose this link to view the table for the Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment Estimates for Ohio.

     
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