Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in September 2017, down from 5.4
percent in August 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment
increased 10,500 over the month, from a revised 5,546,500 in August to 5,557,000
in September 2017.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 305,000, down 6,000
from 311,000 in August. The number of unemployed has increased by 21,000 in the
past 12 months from 284,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio increased
from 5.0 percent in September 2016.
The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent
in August, and down from 4.9 percent in September 2016.
County, city and metropolitan area unemployment rates for September 2017 will be
posted online at OhioLMI.com on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.