Ohio Sees Improved Unemployment Numbers in November, but Manufacturers Trim 2,000 Jobs

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has announced that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.7% in November — down from a revised 6.1% in October — as employers added 29,400 jobs over the month. This compares to the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7% for November.

Ohio’s employment in goods-producing industries, at 894,200, decreased by 900 over the month, as losses in manufacturing (-2,000) outpaced gains in construction (+1,000) and mining and logging (+100). From November 2019 to November 2020, Ohio manufacturing has lost 30,000 jobs with losses in durable goods (-34,400) outweighing gains in non-durable goods (+4,400). 12/18/2020