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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 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 5.7 percent in July 2014, up from 5.5 percent in June 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over the month, from a revised 5,301,300 in June to 5,288,900 in July.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 323,000, up 7,000 from 316,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 110,000 in the past 12 months from 433,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.5 percent in July 2013.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 6.2 percent, up from 6.1 percent in June, and down from 7.3 percent in July 2013.
  

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over the month, from a revised 5,301,300 in June to 5,288,900 in July, 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 875,000, decreased 2,300 from June as losses in manufacturing (-2,900) outweighed gains in construction (+600). Mining and logging was unchanged over the month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,660,900, decreased 11,600. Job losses were seen in professional and business services (-4,200), educational and health services (-3,700), leisure and hospitality (-2,900), other services (-1,400), information (-200), and financial activities (-200). Employment gains occurred in trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,000). Government employment, at 753,000, added 1,500 jobs as employment gains in local government (+6,900) were partially offset by losses in state (-5,300) and federal (-100) government.

From July 2013 to July 2014, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 24,400. Goods-producing industries added 14,700 jobs. Manufacturing gained 11,700 jobs in durable goods (+10,900) and non-durable goods (+800). Construction added 2,200 jobs and mining and logging added 800 jobs. Employment in the private service-providing sector increased 15,200. The most significant gain occurred in professional and business services (+17,000). Also showing improvement were trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,100) and other services (+3,600). Over-the-year declines occurred in financial activities (-5,500), educational and health services (-2,500), leisure and hospitality (-2,500), and information (-2,000). Government employment decreased 5,500 in local (-4,000), state (-1,300), and federal (-200) government.

 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 July 2014 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, August 19. August 2014 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, September 19, 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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