(7-16-21) Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in June 2021, up from 5.0% in May. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 31,300 over the month, from a revised 5,289,500 in May to 5,320,800 in June 2021.

Ohio and U.S. Unemployment Rates, seasonally adjusted June 2020 – June 2021

Ohio Nonfarm Payroll Employment Over-the-Month Change, seasonally adjusted, June 2020 – June 2021

Household Survey Data

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 291,000, up from 278,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 297,000 in the past 12 months from 588,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 10.3% in June 2020. The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 5.9%, up from 5.8% in May, and down from 11.1% in June 2020.

In June, the labor force participation rate in Ohio was 60.2%, up from 59.9% in May 2021 and down from 61.4% in June 2020. During the same period, the national labor force participation rate was 61.6%, unchanged from last month and up from 61.4% one year ago.

Ohio and U.S. Labor Force Participation Rates, seasonally adjusted, June 2020 – June 2021

Establishment Survey Data

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 31,300 over the month, from a revised 5,289,500 in May to 5,320,800 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 891,400, increased 900 over the month as gains in manufacturing (+1,700) exceeded losses in construction (-800). Mining and logging did not change over the month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,672,400, increased 19,000 as gains in leisure and hospitality (+10,600); educational and health services (+5,000); trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,600); and other services (+400) surpassed losses in professional and business services (-1,100); financial activities (-400); and information (-100). Government employment, at 757,000, increased 11,400 as gains in local (+6,400) and state (+5,200) government exceeded losses in federal government (-200).

From June 2020 to June 2021, nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 190,000. Employment in goods-producing industries increased 23,900. Manufacturing added 13,100 jobs in durable goods (+7,800) and nondurable goods (+5,300). Construction added 11,300 jobs and mining and logging employment decreased 500. Employment in the private service-providing sector increased 154,700 with gains in leisure and hospitality (+60,000); trade, transportation, and utilities (+28,600); professional and business services (+25,000); educational and health services (+22,300); other services (+10,400); financial activities (+6,500); and information (+1,900). Government employment increased 11,400 as gains in local government (+19,600) outweighed losses in state (-6,900) and federal (-1,300) 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 https://ohiomeansjobs.ohio.gov/.

News release dates
A calendar of 2021 release dates is available online at https://ohiolmi.com/Home/Events. County, city, and metropolitan area unemployment rates for June 2021 will be posted online at https://ohiolmi.com/ on Tuesday, July 20. July 2021 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, August 20, 2021. This information and the monthly statistical summaries it is based on are also available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm.

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