Preliminary federal labor data released last month suggested that the Dayton metro area saw payrolls grow by 1.3 percent (or 4,900 jobs) in August.
But that data, being preliminary, was sure to undergo revision. Some local officials worried the gains might not be nearly as robust as initially reported.
They said August looked really good but cautioned about celebrating prematurely.
Revised labor data released today show it wasn’t a mirage. The job growth was exceedingly good.
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The local economy has some good trends happening, but there’s definitely been setbacks.
The region’s employment has increased year-over-year in every month since the middle of 2013.
But it’s been a bumpy ride month to month. So far in 2018, employment decreased in five months and increased in four.