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Ohio Unemployment Rates Information

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Unemployment Rates In Ohio

The unemployment rates in Ohio have decreased since February 2013 and have been going down for the last months. The current unemployment rate for February 2014 in Ohio is 6.5 percent. It went down from 6.9 in January. The number of unemployed individuals in February was 377,000 down 18,000 from the 395,000 reported in January. The national unemployment rate has decreased since last year but has gone up slightly since last month. The national unemployment rate for February was 6.7, up from 6.6 in February but down from 7.7 in February 2013.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (in thousands) in Ohio compared on a national scale:

February 2014

Ohio

  • Civilian Labor Force: 5,765
  • Employment: 5,388
  • Unemployment: 377
  • Rate: 6.5

United States

  • Civilian Labor Force: 155,724
  • Employment: 145,266
  • Unemployment: 10,459
  • Rate: 6.7

January 2014

Ohio

  • Civilian Labor Force: 5,763
  • Employment: 5,368
  • Unemployment: 395
  • Rate: 6.9

United States

  • Civilian Labor Force: 155,460
  • Employment: 145,224
  • Unemployment: 10,236
  • Rate: 6.6

February 2013

Ohio

  • Civilian Labor Force: 5,761
  • Employment: 5,340
  • Unemployment: 421
  • Rate: 7.3

United States

  • Civilian Labor Force: 155,511
  • Employment: 143,464
  • Unemployment: 12,047
  • Rate: 7.7

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 4,600 from 5,284,600 in January to 5,280,000 in February. The goods-producing industries decreased 4,700 jobs being at 871,200 in February. The private service-providing sector in February is at 3,655,500, increasing 4,100 jobs. The government lost 5,900 jobs.

Highest unemployment rates based on counties in Ohio:

  • Meigs County 12.3 percent
  • Pike County 12.3 percent
  • Morgan County 12.0 percent
  • Huron County 11.6 percent
  • Ottawa County 11.3 percent

Lowest unemployment rates based on counties in Ohio:

  • Mercer County 4.3 percent
  • Delaware County 4.6 percent
  • Auglaize County 4.7 percent
  • Hancock County 5.2 percent
  • Franklin County 5.4 percent

For more information on the unemployment rates in Ohio, please visit http://ohiolmi.com/ or http://www.bls.gov/ where you will find all the statistics, reports and more for Ohio and the U.S.

  • The sources on this information were taken from the Ohio Department of Labor and the Ohio Labor Market Information.