Ohio: State employment numbers at all-time high in September

Posted at 10:10 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 10:10:04-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say the number of people working non-farm jobs in Ohio hit an all-time high in September with more than 5.6 million people employed.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services spokesman Bret Crow says Ohio added jobs at a 1.9 percent rate from September 2017 to September 2018, higher than the U.S. rate of 1.7 percent for that period.

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September was 4.6 percent, unchanged from August. It stood at 5 percent in September 2017.

The national rate fell to 3.7 percent last month from 3.9 percent in August.

Crow says Ohio gained 3,400 manufacturing jobs last month and the same number of jobs in the other services sector.

There were job losses in several sectors, including construction and leisure and hospitality.