Manufacturers Led Ohio’s Job Creation in July

Ohio added 4,500 non-agricultural jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held steady at 4%. According to a state report, 3,200 of Ohio’s net new jobs last month were in the manufacturing sector, with 2,800 in durable manufacturing and another 400 in non-durable goods production. Meanwhile, the state’s construction sector experienced a loss of 1,900 jobs, the most of any industry.

As of last month, roughly 707,600 Ohioans were working in manufacturing — about 6,100 more than in July 2018. 8/19/2019