The state said the number of unemployed has increased by 10,000 in the past 12 months from 281,000. The June 2016 rate was 4.9 percent.
Ohio’s May unemployment rate of 4.9 percent was down slightly from 5 percent in April. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 6,300 over that month, from a revised 5,509,100 in April to 5,515,400 in May.
Employment in goods-producing industries, at 909,500, increased 4,700 over June as gains in manufacturing (+4,000) and construction (+900) exceeded losses in mining and logging (a loss of 200 jobs), the state said.