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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2014  
  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 5.5 percent in June 2014, unchanged from May 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 12,700 over the month, from a revised 5,292,700 in May to 5,305,400 in June.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 316,000, down 1,000 from 317,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 114,000 in the past 12 months from 430,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.4 percent in June 2013.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, down from 6.3 percent in May, and down from 7.5 percent in June 2013.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 12,700 over the month, from a revised 5,292,700 in May to 5,305,400 in June, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.

Employment in goods-producing industries, at 876,900, increased 3,200 from May. Gains in manufacturing (+3,700) and mining and logging (+200) surpassed a loss in construction (-700). The private service-providing sector, at 3,676,900, increased 12,500. Job gains were seen in professional and business services (+5,000), educational and health services (+4,700), trade, transportation, and utilities (+3,300), and leisure and hospitality (+1,800). Employment declines occurred in other services (-1,900), financial activities (-300), and information (-100). Government employment, at 751,600, lost 3,000 jobs as employment declines in local government (-7,500) offset employment gains in state (+4,400) and federal (+100) government.

From June 2013 to June 2014, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 50,200. Goods-producing industries added 17,100 jobs. Manufacturing gained 15,600 jobs in durable goods (+13,200) and non-durable goods (+2,400). Mining and logging employment increased 800 and construction added 700 jobs. The private service-providing sector increased 35,800. The most significant gain occurred in professional and business services (+20,700). Also showing improvement were trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,300), educational and health services (+5,800), leisure and hospitality (+4,500), and other services (+3,700). Over-the-year declines occurred in financial activities (-5,300) and information (-900). Government employment decreased 2,700. Losses in local (-5,900) and federal (-500) government exceeded a gain in state government (+3,700).

 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 June 2014 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, July 22. July 2014 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, August 15, 2014. 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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