Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Friday Apr 21, 2017 6:04pm
By: Sheila McCrea
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in March 2017, unchanged from February 2017. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment decreased 4,100 over the month, from a revised 5,522,800 in February to 5,518,700 in March 2017.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 294,000, unchanged from February. The number of unemployed has increased by 9,000 in the past 12 months from 285,000. The March unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 5.0 percent in March 2016.
The U.S. unemployment rate for March 2017 was 4.5 percent, 0.2 percentage points lower than in February 2017, and 0.5 percentage points lower than in March 2016.