Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in June 2019, down from 4.1 percent in May. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 1,500 over the month, from a revised 5,589,400 in May to 5,590,900 in June 2019.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 233,000, down 6,000 from 239,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 31,000 in the past 12 months from 264,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 4.6 percent in June 2018.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 3.7 percent, up from 3.6 percent in May, and down from 4.0 percent in June 2018.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 1,500 over the month, from a revised 5,589,400 in May to 5,590,900 in June, 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 938,000, added 600 jobs from May. Gains in construction (+1,000) exceeded losses in manufacturing (-400). Mining and logging did not change over the month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,872,900, lost 200 jobs. Employment losses in financial activities (-1,200), trade, transportation, and utilities (-700), educational and health services (-500), and leisure and hospitality (-500) surpassed gains in professional and business services (+1,300), other services (+1,200), and information (+200). Government employment, at 780,000, increased 1,100 with gains in state (+700), federal (+200), and local (+200) government.

From June 2018 to June 2019, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 28,800. Employment in goods-producing industries increased 8,800. Manufacturing gained 5,200 jobs in nondurable goods (+5,100) and durable goods (+100). Construction added 3,400 jobs and mining and logging employment increased 200. Private service-providing industries added 21,700 jobs. Employment gains in educational and health services (+10,700), leisure and hospitality (+8,600), professional and business services (+6,500), and other services (+100) exceeded losses in trade, transportation, and utilities (-2,300), information (-1,800), and financial activities (-100). Government employment decreased 1,700 as losses in local government (-4,500) surpassed gains in state (+1,800) and federal (+1,000) government.

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.