Ohio Unemployment Rises to 4.5% in November

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate in November was 4.5%, up a tenth of a percentage point from October’s 4.4% rate, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. In November 2014, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2%.

The U.S. unemployment rate last month was 5.0%, unchanged from October and down from 5.8% in November 2014.

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 9,900 over the month, from a revised 5,427,100 in October to 5,437,000 in November 2015.

 The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 255,000, up 6,000 from 249,000 in October.

Goods-producing industries, at 898,100, added 3,300 jobs over the month, with a 3,900-gain in construction outweighing a 600-job loss in manufacturing. The private services-providing sector, at 3,778,200, added 3,700 jobs, with gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, other services, information and financial activities surpassing losses in trade, transportation and utilities and educational and health services.

Government employment, at 760,700, added 2,900 jobs at the local, federal and state levels.

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