News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2019
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 4.0 percent in July 2019, unchanged from June. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 4,500 over the month, from a revised 5,588,500 in June to 5,593,000 in July 2019.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 235,000, up 2,000 from 233,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 28,000 in the past 12 months from 263,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 4.6 percent in July 2018.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 3.7 percent, unchanged from June, and down from 3.9 percent in July 2018.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 4,500 over the month, from a revised 5,588,500 in June to 5,593,000 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.

Goods-producing industries, at 937,400, added 1,400 jobs from June. Gains in manufacturing (+3,200) and mining and logging (+100) exceeded losses in construction (-1,900). The private service-providing sector, at 3,872,800, added 1,100 jobs. Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+2,600), educational and health services (+500), information (+200), and other services (+200) surpassed losses in professional and business services (-1,400), trade, transportation, and utilities (-600), and financial activities (-400). Government employment, at 782,800, increased 2,000 as gains in local (+2,000) and federal (+100) government outweighed losses in state government (-100).

From July 2018 to July 2019, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 25,200. Employment in goods-producing industries increased 3,600. Manufacturing gained 6,100 jobs in nondurable goods (+5,000) and durable goods (+1,100). Construction lost 2,900 jobs while mining and logging employment increased 400. Private service-providing industries added 18,400 jobs. Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+11,600), educational and health services (+10,700), professional and business services (+2,100), and other services (+500) outpaced losses in trade, transportation, and utilities (-4,100), financial activities (-1,500), and information (-900). Government employment increased 3,200 with gains in state (+1,800), federal (+700), and local (+700) 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 through the OhioLMI app, which is available for free on mobile devices through the App Store or Google Play. 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 2019 release dates is available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm. County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for July 2019 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, August 20. August 2019 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, September 20, 2019. 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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