July 19, 2013  
 Contact: Benjamin Johnson
Phone: 614-466-6650

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

Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in June 2013, up from 7.0 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 decreased 12,500 over the month, from a revised 5,214,000 in May to 5,201,500 in June.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 413,000, up from 8,000 from 405,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 5,000 in the past 12 months from 418,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.3 percent in June 2012.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 7.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month and down from 8.2 percent in June 2012.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 12,500 over the month, from a revised 5,214,000 in May 2013 to 5,201,500 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.

Goods-producing industries, at 853,600, lost 5,100 jobs over the month. Decreases were seen in manufacturing (-3,100), construction (-1,900), and mining and logging (-100). Private service-providing industries, at 3,598,300, lost 3,700 jobs. Employment decreased in educational and health services (-3,000), information (-800), professional and business services (-700), trade, transportation, and utilities (-300), and financial activities (-300). Leisure and hospitality added 1,400 jobs. Government employment, at 749,600, decreased 3,700 as the employment decline in local government (-7,100) was partially offset by the employment gain in state government (+3,400); federal government employment was unchanged over the month.

From June 2012 to June 2013, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 16,000. Goods-producing industries increased 800 over the year. Manufacturing gained 4,800 in nondurable goods (+2,800) and durable goods (+2,000). Construction lost 3,900 jobs. Mining and logging lost 100 jobs. The private service-providing sector increased 24,200. Gains were posted in educational and health services (+12,300), leisure and hospitality (+11,500), professional and business services (+2,900), and other services (+400). Employment fell in information (-1,900), financial activities (-900), and trade, transportation, and utilities (-100). Government employment decreased 9,000 through losses at the local (-6,700), federal (-2,000), and state (-300) levels.

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,

News release dates

A calendar of 2013 release dates is available online at   County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for June 2013 will be posted online at on Tuesday, July 23. July 2013 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, August 16, 2013.  This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at

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Choose this link to view the table for the Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment Estimates for Ohio.