Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was
6.9 percent in January 2014, down from 7.1 percent in December 2013, according
to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
(ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 16,700 over the
month, from a revised 5,268,900 in December to 5,285,600 in January.
The number of
workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 395,000, down 16,000 from 411,000 in
December. The number of unemployed has decreased by 26,000 in the past 12
months from 421,000. The January unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.3
percent in January 2013.
U.S. unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in
December and from 7.9 percent in January 2013.
Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary
employment increased 16,700 from 5,268,900 in December 2013 to 5,285,600 in
January 2014, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted
by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation
Goods-producing industries, at 876,500, gained
10,900 jobs in construction (+8,000), manufacturing (+2,400), and mining and
logging (+500). The private service-providing sector, at 3,652,600, increased
3,300. Job gains in professional and business services (+5,900), leisure and
hospitality (+3,400), and financial activities (+1,100) exceeded job losses in
trade, transportation, and utilities (-5,200), information (-1,000), educational and health services (-600), and
other services (-300). Government
employment, at 756,500, added 2,500 jobs over the month. Gains in local
(+2,900) and state government (+600) outweighed losses in federal government
From January 2013 to January 2014,
nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 67,100. Goods-producing
industries added 21,800 jobs. Construction increased 11,600. Manufacturing
added 8,700 jobs in durable goods (+8,100) and non-durable goods (+600). Mining
and logging gained 1,500 jobs. The private service-providing sector added
49,000 jobs over the year. Employment gains were seen in professional and
business services (+25,600), educational and health services (+10,700), leisure
and hospitality (+9,500), trade, transportation, and utilities (+3,700),
financial activities (+900), and other services (+600). An over-the-year
employment decline occurred in information (-2,000). Government lost 3,700 jobs through federal (-2,400) and state (-1,700)
government. Local government posted a slight increase (+400).
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 http://ohiomeansjobs.com.
News release dates
A calendar of 2014 release dates is
available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm. County, city and metropolitan area
unemployment rates for January 2014 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday,
March 11. February 2014 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, March 21, 2014. This
information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm.
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