OH unemployment rate 4.9%; state gained 6300 jobs

OH unemployment rate 4.9%; state gained 6300 jobs

OH unemployment rate 4.9%; state gained 6300 jobs

The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in April 2017. "The state's strong economy and the growing workforce needs of businesses are the main drivers of this", said DWD Commissioner Steven Braun. Retrenchment also occurred in manufacturing, down 1,300 jobs; construction, down 700 jobs; education and health, down 600 jobs; and leisure and hospitality, down 600 jobs.

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Sectors that lost jobs over the year were: manufacturing, which includes winemaking, down 1,900 to 20,400; and financial activities, down 200 to 8,300. The state total was 2,645,600 jobs.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down from 3.3 percent in April.

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In May 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent. Since May 2016, this sector has added 3,700 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase. The nationwide unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent. The government sector posted the largest increase with a gain of 12,300, followed by the information sector with a gain of 9,600.

Over the months from the start of the year, the pool of people with jobs has grown steadily in Butte County.

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