August 16, 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 July 2013, unchanged from June, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 5,300 over the month, from a revised 5,205,600 in June to 5,210,900 in July.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 416,000, up 3,000 from 413,000 in June. The number of unemployed has increased by 1,000 in the past 12 months from 415,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was unchanged from 7.2 percent in July 2012.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 7.4 percent, down from 7.6 percent in June and from 8.2 percent in July 2012.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 5,300 from a revised 5,205,600 in June 2013 to 5,210,900 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 852,000, lost 500 jobs over the month. Job declines in construction
(-3,100) outweighed job gains in manufacturing (+2,400) and mining and logging (+200). The private service-providing sector, at 3,612,800, gained 9,100 jobs. Employment increased in leisure and hospitality (+4,500), trade, transportation, and utilities (+2,500), other services (+2,100), educational and health services (+1,400), and financial activities (+800). Losses occurred in information (-1,200) and professional and business services (-1,000). Government employment, at 746,100, decreased 3,300 as declines in local (-3,900) and federal (-500) government offset gains in state government (+1,100)

 From July 2012 to July 2013, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 37,700. Goods-producing industries added 1,800 jobs over the year. Manufacturing gained 8,200 jobs in durable goods (+6,000) and non-durable goods (+2,200). Construction and mining and logging lost 6,300 and 100 jobs respectively. The private service-providing sector added 45,700 jobs. The most significant gains were posted in educational and health services (+20,800) and leisure and hospitality (+14,600). Also showing gains were professional and business services (+6,500), trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,500), and other services (+2,300). Employment losses occurred in information (-2,400) and financial activities (-600). Government employment declined 9,800 as losses in local (-8,700) and federal (-2,500) government exceeded gains in state government (+1,400).

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 July 2013 will be posted online at on Tuesday, August 20. August 2013 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, September 20, 2013.  This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at

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