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.
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