News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2020
Contact: Bret Crow
Phone: 614-307-9562
Email: Bret.Crow@jfs.ohio.gov

Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.7% in November 2020, down from a revised 6.1% in October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 29,400 over the month, from a revised 5,217,700 in October to 5,247,100 in November 2020.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 324,000, down from 356,000 in October. The number of unemployed has increased by 87,000 in the past 12 months from 237,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 4.1% in November 2019.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 6.7%, down from 6.9% in October, and up from 3.5% in November 2019.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 29,400 over the month, from a revised 5,217,700 in October to 5,247,100 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.

Employment in goods-producing industries, at 894,200, decreased 900 over the month as losses in manufacturing (-2,000) outpaced gains in construction (+1,000) and mining and logging (+100). The private service-providing sector, at 3,616,400 increased 28,500 as gains in leisure and hospitality (+11,300), professional and business services (+7,400), trade, transportation, and utilities (+5,000), educational and health services (+4,500), and financial activities (+2,200) surpassed losses in other services (-1,600) and information (-300). Government employment, at 736,500, increased 1,800 as gains in local (+2,800) and state (+1,800) government exceeded losses in federal government (-2,800).

From November 2019 to November 2020, nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 336,300. Employment in goods-producing industries decreased 41,900. Manufacturing lost 30,000 jobs as losses in durable goods (-34,400) outweighed gains in nondurable goods (+4,400). Construction decreased 10,400 jobs and mining and logging lost 1,500 jobs. Employment in the private service-providing sector decreased 245,900 with losses in leisure and hospitality (-115,200), professional and business services (-40,200), trade, transportation, and utilities (-38,300), educational and health services (-28,700), financial activities (-10,800), other services (-8,900), and information (-3,800). Government employment decreased 48,500 with losses in state (-25,100), local (-22,000), and federal (-1,400) government.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All data cited are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. Data sources include the 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 2020 release dates is available online at https://ohiolmi.com/Home/Events. County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for November 2020 will be posted online at https://ohiolmi.com/ on Tuesday, December 22. December 2020 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, January 22, 2021. This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://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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