Ohio's unemployment rate was 10.3 percent in July, down slightly from 10.5 percent in June, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 1,800 over the month, from the revised 5,045,000 in June to 5,046,800 in July.
"The number of unemployed Ohioans declined in July, and the unemployment rate decreased to 10.3 percent," ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said. "Job gains in the private sector were partially offset by continuing jobs losses among government workers."
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 614,000, down from 625,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 22,000 in the past 12 months from 636,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 10.6 percent in July 2009.
The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 9.5 percent, unchanged from June.
Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment rose 1,800 over the month, from 5,045,000 in June to 5,046,800 in July, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by ODJFS.
Employment in goods-producing industries, at 814,700, advanced 4,200. The workforce in construction increased 3,300. Manufacturing added 1,000 jobs as a gain in nondurable goods (+1,300) exceeded a decrease in durable goods (-300). Mining and logging slipped 100. Service-providing industries declined 2,400 to 4,232,100. The largest decrease occurred in government (-8,700). Employment was also down in trade, transportation, and utilities (-1,000), other services (-900), financial activities (-500), and information (-200). Professional and business services rose 5,200 over the month. Employment also increased in educational and health services (+2,600) and leisure and hospitality (+1,100).
Over the past 12 months, nonfarm payroll employment rose 5,800. Goods-producing industries were 10,500 higher. Gains in durable goods (+13,000) and nondurable goods (+1,500) boosted manufacturing employment 14,500. Construction was 3,800 lower, while mining and logging lost 200 jobs. Service-providing industries dropped 4,700 over the year. The largest decreases were posted in trade, transportation, and utilities (-12,700) and financial activities (-12,000). Declines also occurred in information (-4,500), other services (-4,100), and government (-1,900). Employment increased over the year in professional and business services (+20,900), leisure and hospitality (+5,800), and educational and health services (+3,800).
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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (614) 752-9494 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (614) 752-9494 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Ohioans can access tens of thousands of job openings, for positions ranging from file clerks to CEOs, at www.ohiomeansjobs.com.
News release dates
A calendar of 2010 release dates is available online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/releases.htm County, city and metropolitan area unemployment rates for July 2010 will be posted online at http://OhioLMI.com/laus/current.htm on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. August 2010 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, September 17, 2010. This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/releases.
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