July 22, 2011
 Contact: Benjamin Johnson
Phone: 614-466-6650

Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio's unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in June, up from 8.6 percent in May, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 10,600 over the month, from the revised 5,095,000 in May to 5,105,600 in June.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 517,000, up from 508,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 78,000 in the past 12 months from 595,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 10.1 percent in June 2010.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's nonfarm payroll employment increased 10,600 over the month, from 5,095,000 in May to 5,105,600 in June, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by ODJFS.

Service-providing industries increased 10,900 over the month to 4,295,200. The most significant gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (+10,600), and educational and health services (+5,800). Other industries gaining jobs included trade, transportation, and utilities (+2,800) and other services (+200). Government (-7,300), professional and business services (-600), information (-300), and financial activities (-300) experienced over-the-month losses. Goods-producing industries, at 810,400, were down slightly by 300 from May. The decline in manufacturing (-3,000) and mining and logging (-100) was offset by the growth in construction (+2,800).

Over the past 12 months, nonagricultural wage and salary employment advanced 72,400. Service-providing industries added 61,800 jobs. The most significant gains occurred in educational and health services (+33,200), leisure and hospitality (+25,100), and professional and business services (+17,300). Trade, transportation, and utilities (+6,200), other services (+4,700), and financial activities (+1,300) also experienced growth. Government declined 25,500 and information lost 500 jobs. Goods-producing industries increased 10,600 over the year. Manufacturing added 5,400 jobs, as a gain in durable goods (+10,400) exceeded a loss in nondurable goods (-5,000). Construction (+4,800) and mining and logging (+400) also increased from June 2010.

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

News release dates
A calendar of 2011 release dates is available online at County, city and metropolitan area unemployment rates for June 2011 will be posted online at on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. July 2011 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, August 19, 2011. This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at

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