Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in December
2014, down from 5.0 percent in November 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary
employment increased 5,100 over the month, from a revised 5,325,300 in November
to 5,330,400 in December.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in December
was 278,000, down 9,000 from 287,000 in November. The number of unemployed has
decreased by 133,000 in the past 12 months from 411,000. The December
unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.1 percent in December 2013.
The U.S. unemployment rate for December was 5.6
percent, down from 5.8 percent in November and down from 6.7 percent in
Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment
increased 5,100 over the month, from a revised 5,325,300 in November to
5,330,400 in December, 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 880,500,
increased 2,900 from November due to gains in manufacturing (+1,500) and
construction (+1,400). Mining and logging employment did not change over the
month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,695,600, added 3,400 jobs.
Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+7,100), professional and business
services (+3,800), and educational and health services (+2,500) surpassed
losses in trade, transportation, and utilities
(-6,200), other services (-1,900), financial activities (-1,200), and
information (-700). Government employment, at 754,300, decreased 1,200 as
losses in state (-1,000) and local (-500) government outweighed gains in
federal government (+300).
From December 2013 to December 2014, nonagricultural
wage and salary employment increased 61,500. Goods-producing industries added
14,900 jobs. Manufacturing increased 16,400 in durable goods (+11,900) and
nondurable goods (+4,500). Mining and logging employment increased 1,000.
Construction employment decreased 2,500. The private service-providing sector
added 46,300 jobs over the year. Employment gains occurred in professional and
business services (+19,100), leisure and hospitality (+16,800), educational and
health services (+10,900), other services (+2,800), and trade, transportation,
and utilities (+600). Employment losses were seen in information (-2,300) and
financial activities (-1,600). Government employment increased 300 as gains in
state (+1,600) and federal (+1,100) government exceeded losses in local
government employment (-2,400).
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 2015 release dates is
available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm. County, city, and metropolitan area
unemployment rates for December 2014 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, January 27. January 2015 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, March 6, 2015. This
information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm.
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