FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 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 7.3 percent in August 2013, up from 7.2 percent in July, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 8,200 over the month, from a revised 5,208,800 in July to 5,200,600 in August.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in August was 419,000, up 3,000 from 416,000 in July. The number of unemployed has increased by 9,000 in the past 12 months from 410,000. The August unemployment rate for Ohio was up from 7.2 percent in August 2012.

The U.S. unemployment rate for August was 7.3 percent, down from 7.4 percent in July and from 8.1 percent in August 2012.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 8,200 over the month, from a revised 5,208,800 in July 2013 to 5,200,600 in August, 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 843,600, lost 4,700 jobs over the month. Jobs decreased in manufacturing (-2,500), construction (-2,100), and mining and logging (-100). The private service-providing sector, at 3,608,800, lost 5,600 jobs. Employment decreased in leisure and hospitality (-7,100), educational and health services (-6,300), other services (-900), and information (-500). Gains were seen in trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,900), professional and business services (+3,900), and financial activities (+400). Government employment, at 748,200, increased 2,100. Local and federal government added 2,100 and 400 jobs respectively. State government lost 400 jobs.

From August 2012 to August 2013, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 32,500. Goods-producing industries decreased 3,000 over the year. Construction lost 6,100 jobs. Manufacturing gained 3,100 jobs in durable goods (+2,600) and nondurable goods (+500). Mining and logging did not change. The private service-providing sector added 42,800 jobs. Gains were posted in educational and health services (+13,100), trade, transportation, and utilities (+12,200), professional and business services (+9,900), leisure and hospitality (+7,400), other services (+2,100), and financial activities (+400). Information decreased 2,300. Government lost 7,300 jobs. Losses in local (-6,500) and federal (-1,900) government exceeded gains in state government (+1,100).

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, at www.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 August 2013 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, September 24. September 2013 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, October 18, 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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