Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December 2017, down from 4.8 percent in November.
Ohio’s non agricultural wage and salary employment increased 2,500 over the month.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in December was 270,000, down 9,000 from 279,000 in November. The number of unemployed has decreased by 14,000 in the past 12 months from 284,000. The December unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 5.0 percent in December 2016.
The U.S. unemployment rate for December was 4.1 percent, unchanged from November, and down from 4.7 percent in December 2016.