News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2016
Contact: Jon Keeling
Phone: 614-466-6650
Email: Jon.Keeling@jfs.ohio.gov

Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November 2016, unchanged from October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 9,100 over the month, from a revised 5,497,300 in October to 5,506,400 in November 2016.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 278,000, down 2,000 from 280,000 in October. The number of unemployed has increased by 9,000 in the past 12 months from 269,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio was 0.2 percentage points higher than the November 2015 rate of 4.7 percent.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 4.6 percent, 0.3 percentage points lower than in October 2016, and 0.4 percentage points lower than November 2015.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 9,100 over the month, from a revised 5,497,300 in October to 5,506,400 in November 2016, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.

Goods-producing industries, at 909,700, added 2,200 jobs as gains in construction (+3,600) exceeded losses in manufacturing (-1,000) and mining and logging (-400). The private service-providing sector, at 3,816,300, gained 5,600 jobs. Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+10,300) and financial activities (+800) surpassed losses in educational and health services (-2,100), trade, transportation, and utilities (-1,100), professional and business services (-1,000), other services (-800), and information (-500). Government employment, at 780,400, increased 1,300 as gains in local (+1,100) and state (+500) government outweighed losses in federal government (-300).

From November 2015 to November 2016, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 49,800. Employment in goods-producing industries increased 500. Construction added 5,500 jobs. Manufacturing lost 3,000 jobs as losses in durable goods (-8,600) surpassed gains in nondurable goods (+5,600). Mining and logging lost 2,000 jobs. The private service-providing sector added 37,800 jobs. Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+16,200), educational and health services (+9,800), trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,900), financial activities (+7,600), and other services (+3,000) exceeded losses in professional and business services (-6,600) and information (-100). Government employment increased 11,500 in local (+6,000), state (+4,300), and federal (+1,200) 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 2016 release dates is available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm. County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for November 2016 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, December 20. December 2016 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, January 20, 2017. 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 on the Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment Estimates for Ohio.

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