News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 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 4.2 percent in November 2019, unchanged from October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 6,700 over the month, from a revised 5,591,300 in October to 5,598,000 in November 2019.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 247,000, up 1,000 from 246,000 in October. The number of unemployed has decreased by 20,000 in the past 12 months from 267,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 4.6 percent in November 2018.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 3.5 percent, down from 3.6 percent in October, and down from 3.7 percent in November 2018.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 6,700 over the month, from a revised 5,591,300 in October to 5,598,000 in November, 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 924,400, lost 300 jobs from October. Losses in mining and logging (-200) and construction (-200) surpassed gains in manufacturing (+100). The private service-providing sector, at 3,890,900, added 6,600 jobs. Employment gains in other services (+2,500), leisure and hospitality (+2,200), educational and health services (+1,300), trade, transportation, and utilities (+600), financial activities (+300), and information (+100) exceeded losses in professional and business services (-400). Government employment, at 782,700, increased 400 as gains in local (+400) and state (+100) government outpaced losses in federal government (-100).

From November 2018 to November 2019, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 20,600. Employment in goods-producing industries decreased 10,100. Manufacturing lost 2,200 jobs in durable goods. Nondurable goods did not change over the year. Construction and mining and logging lost 7,800 and 100 jobs, respectively. Private service-providing industries added 25,800 jobs. Employment gains in leisure and hospitality (+15,400), educational and health services (+9,800), financial activities (+3,100), other services (+800), and professional and business services (+700) surpassed losses in trade, transportation, and utilities (-3,900) and information (-100). Government employment increased 4,900 as gains in local (+3,000) and state (+2,200) government outweighed losses in federal government (-300).

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 November 2019 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Friday, December 27. December 2019 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, January 24, 2020. This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at https://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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