News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2018
Bret Crow, Bret.Crow@jfs.ohio.gov or
Angela Terez, Angela.Terez@jfs.ohio.gov
614-466-6650

Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in June 2018, up from 4.3 percent in May 2018. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 7,900 over the month, from a revised 5,596,800 in May to 5,604,700 in June 2018.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 259,000, up 9,000 from 250,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 34,000 in the past 12 months from 293,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 5.1 percent in June 2017.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 4.0 percent, up from 3.8 percent in May, and down from 4.3 percent in June 2017.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 7,900 over the month, from a revised 5,596,800 in May to 5,604,700 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 935,200, decreased 700 over the month as losses in construction (-2,600) surpassed gains in manufacturing (+1,900). Mining and logging had no change over the month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,885,200, added 9,800 jobs. Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+10,400), professional and business services (+2,500), other services (+500), and information (+400) exceeded losses in trade, transportation, and utilities (-2,100) and educational and health services (-1,900). Financial activities had no change over the month. Government employment, at 784,300, decreased 1,200 as losses in local (-2,100) and federal (-100) government outpaced gains in state government (+1,000).

From June 2017 to June 2018, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 72,300. Employment in goods-producing industries increased 18,500. Manufacturing added 12,700 jobs in durable goods (+9,600) and nondurable goods (+3,100). Construction added 4,700 jobs and mining and logging added 1,100 jobs. Employment in the private service-providing sector increased 50,600 as gains in leisure and hospitality (+17,800), trade, transportation, and utilities (+12,700), financial activities (+6,000), other services (+5,400), educational and health services (+4,800), and professional and business services (+4,000) outweighed losses in information (-100). Government employment increased 3,200. Gains in state government (+4,600) exceeded losses in local (-1,000) and federal (-400) 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 2018 release dates is available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm. County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for June 2018 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, July 24. July 2018 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, August 17, 2018. 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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