Ohio Added More Manufacturing Jobs in March

Ohio’s unemployment rate in March fell to 4.7% compared to 6% nationwide, while the participation rate was 62.1% compared to 61.5% nationwide. Meanwhile, Ohio’s manufacturing employment grew last month by 2,200. Year over year, Ohio manufacturing has lost 33,000 jobs, with 30,700 fewer positions in durable goods and 2,300 fewer in non-durable goods, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 4/19/2021