News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Bill Teets, 614-403-2331
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Dasia Clemente, 614-817-2945
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Ohio’s Unemployment Rate was 3.9% in June, Unchanged from May

Ohio's unemployment rate was 3.9% in June 2022, unchanged from May 2022. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 11,300 over the month, from a revised 5,476,700 in May to 5,465,400 in June 2022.

Ohio and U.S. Unemployment Rates, seasonally adjusted June 2021 – June 2022
Ohio Nonfarm Payroll Employment Over-the-Month Change, seasonally adjusted, June 2021 – June 2022

Household Survey Data

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 224,000, down from 226,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 81,000 in the past 12 months from 305,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 5.3% in June 2021. The U.S. unemployment rate for June 2022 was 3.6%, unchanged from 3.6% in May 2022, and down from 5.9% in June 2021.

In June 2022, the labor force participation rate in Ohio was 62.0%, unchanged from May and up from 61.7% in June 2021. During the same period, the national labor force participation rate was 62.2%, down from 62.3% in May 2022 and up from 61.6% in June 2021.

Ohio and U.S. Labor Force Participation Rates, seasonally adjusted, June 2021 – June 2022

Establishment Survey Data

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 11,300 over the month, from a revised 5,476,700 in May to 5,465,400 in June, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

Employment in goods-producing industries, at 919,400, decreased 2,900 over the month as losses in manufacturing (-3,600) surpassed gains in construction (+600) and mining and logging (+100). The private service-providing sector, at 3,793,600, decreased 2,500 as losses in leisure and hospitality (-3,500); trade, transportation, and utilities (-2,500); financial activities (-200); and professional and business services (-100) outweighed gains in educational and health services (+2,900); other services (+700); and information (+200). Government employment, at 752,400, decreased 5,900 as losses in state (-7,300) and federal (-300) government exceeded gains in local government (+1,700).

From June 2021 to June 2022, nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 95,700. Employment in goods-producing industries increased 27,100. Manufacturing added 12,600 jobs in nondurable goods (+8,000) and durable goods (+4,600). Construction added 14,200 jobs while mining and logging gained 300 jobs. Employment in the private service-providing sector increased 76,200 as gains in leisure and hospitality (+32,900); trade, transportation, and utilities (+24,300); professional and business services (+9,600); other services (+9,000); information (+4,800); and financial activities (+600) outpaced losses in educational and health services (-5,000). Government employment decreased 7,600 as losses in state (-9,000) and federal (-400) government surpassed gains in local government (+1,800).

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 for June can 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 https://ohiomeansjobs.ohio.gov/.

News release dates
A calendar of 2022 release dates is available online at https://ohiolmi.com/Home/Events. County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for June 2022 will be posted online at https://ohiolmi.com/ on Tuesday, July 26. July 2022 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, August 19, 2022. 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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