Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in January, down from
7.9 percent in December, according to data released this morning by
the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio's
nonfarm wage and salary employment rose 32,800 over the month, from
the revised 5,094,300 in December to 5,127,100 in January.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 447,000,
down from 458,000 in December. The number of unemployed has
decreased by 79,000 in the past 12 months from 526,000. The January
unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 9.0 percent in January
The U.S. unemployment rate for January was 8.3 percent, down
from 8.5 percent in December.
Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
Ohio's nonfarm payroll employment increased 32,800 over the month,
from 5,094,300 in December to 5,127,100 in January 2012, according
to the latest business establishment survey conducted by ODJFS.
Service-providing industries increased 25,200 over the month to
4,291,100. The most significant increases were posted in leisure
and hospitality (+6,800), education and health services (+6,000),
professional and business services (+5,300) and trade,
transportation and utilities (+3,200). Financial activites
(+2,400), other services (+1,400), and government (+100) also
experienced over-the-month gains. Information remained unchanged.
Goods-producing industries, at 836,000, were up 7,600 from December
2011. Construction gained 6,200 and manufacturing added 1,400 jobs.
Mining and logging remained unchanged.
Over the past 12 months, nonagricultural wage and salary
employment grew 62,500. Service-providing industries added 39,700
jobs. The most significant gains occurred in trade, transportation
and utilities (+16,000), education and health services (+15,400),
and professional and business services (+12,000). Also showing
improvement were other services (+2,400) and information (+1,300).
Government (-6,700) and financial activities (-700) declined over
the year. Leisure and hospitality was unchanged. Goods-producing
industries rose 22,800. Manufacturing added 17,700 jobs as a gain
in durable goods (+18,000) exceeded a loss in nondurable goods
(-300). Construction added 4,500 jobs while, mining and logging
employment were up 600.
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
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 www.ohiomeansjobs.com.
On an annual basis, the establishment survey incorporates a
benchmary revision. The revision uses nearly complete employment
counts available from the unemployment insurance tax records to
control for sampling and modeling errors in the estimates. For more
information visit www.bls.gov/web/cesbmart.htm.
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual revision utilizes
updated establishment survey data as well as updated unemployment
claims data and updated population counts to produce revised
estimates.News release dates
A calendar of 2012 release dates is available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm.
County, city and metropolitan area unemployment rates for January
2012 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm
on Friday Mar 9. February 2012 unemployment rates and
nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by
ODJFS on Friday, March 23, 2012. This information and the monthly
statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm/.
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