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Ohio Unemployment down in Sept.

From JFS:

Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in September, down from 7.4 percent in August, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 3,400 over the month, from 5,405,700 in August, to 5,402,300 in September.

“Ohio’s labor market showed little change in September,” ODJFS Director Helen Jones-Kelley said. “The decline in the unemployment rate can be attributed to normal fluctuations in educational employment this time of year.”

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 434,000, down from 445,000 in August. The number of unemployed has increased by 93,000 in the past 12 months from 341,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio was up from 5.7 percent in September 2007.

The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 6.1 percent, unchanged from August.

Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Ohio’s nonfarm payroll employment fell 3,400 over the month, from 5,405,700 in August to 5,402,300 in September, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by ODJFS.

Service-providing industries, at 4,415,900, were down 3,100 from August. The largest decline occurred in trade, transportation, and utilities (-3,000). Also down were educational and health services (-900), other services ( 700), and financial activities (-100). Government rose 1,100 as non-teaching personnel returned to state education. Smaller gains were noted in leisure and hospitality (+400) and professional and business services (+100). Information showed little change. Goods-producing industries fell 300 to 986,400. Decreases in durable goods and nondurable goods lowered manufacturing 500. Construction advanced 200, while natural resources and mining remained at the August level.

Over the past 12 months, nonagricultural wage and salary employment dropped 17,500. Goods-producing industries were down 16,900 from September 2007. Manufacturing fell 11,500 due mainly to reductions in durable goods. Construction lost 5,800 jobs. Natural resources and mining was up 400. Service-providing industries declined 600. The largest losses were in trade, transportation, and utilities (-6,300) and government (-3,000). Also down were information (-1,700), other services (-1,700), financial activities (-1,500), and professional and business services (-200). Significant increases occurred in educational and health services (+9,000) and leisure and hospitality (+4,800).

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2 comments for “Ohio Unemployment down in Sept.

  1. Rachel Foster
    October 17, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I hear layoff news but see thousands of jobs posted on employment sites.

    http://www.linkedin.com (networking)
    http://www.indeed.com (aggregated listings)
    http://www.realmatch.com (matches you to jobs)

    good luck to those searching for jobs.

  2. October 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Reality demands Employers default on union contracts founded on demands of Natural Law (what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world), God, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce.

    Demanding every corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service. Of every workers, consumers, and taxpayers living (including pension and health care). Enabling parents to love, nurse, nurture, discipline, protect, and provide, for every child (job) they conceive and fund schools, infrastructure, national security, government services, and etc.; with money derived from wages or independent business profit.

    And demand Fathers disqualified for affirmative action with white skin, Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and Americas grandchildren, low-income workers, volunteers without wages, and nonunion parasites willing to work for fewer wages than they can afford life.

    Pay for the more stock dividends businesses investors and stockholders, OPEC nations and Enron stockholders, Investors and stockholders in the Illegal Drug Business, Business owners stockholders, Financial Institutions investors and stockholders, Bulls on Wall Street, Hillarys, Wal-Mart stockholders, and foreign and domestic investors (money marketers) market quarterly. In the wholesale and retail price of every product and service Human Beings use for life. That gets only product or service. To measure and maintain the strength and growth of this unaffordable economy and prove that only money that can only be used to identify agreed value of sellers and buyers in the marketplace has value?
    http://www.loreneberly.com

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