Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.3% in January 2021, down from a revised 5.6% in December. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 28,900 over the month, from a revised 5,277,800 in December to 5,306,700 in January 2021. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 307,000, down from 321,000 in December. The number of unemployed has increased by 39,000 in the past 12 months from 268,000. The January unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 4.5% in January 2020.
In Adams County, the current labor force is 10,700 individuals with 9,900 employed and 800 unemployed for a rate of 7.8%. The U.S. unemployment rate for January was 6.3%, down from 6.7% in December, and up from 3.5% in January 2020.
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 28,900 over the month, from a revised 5,277,800 in December to 5,306,700 in January, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.
Employment in goods-producing industries, at 890,700, increased 1,800 over the month with gains in construction (+1,400) and manufacturing (+400). Mining and logging did not change over the month. The private service-providing sector, at 3,667,000 increased 21,000 as gains in leisure and hospitality (+10,300), educational and health services (+6,800), financial activities (+1,700), trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,400), professional and business services (+800), and information (+400) exceeded losses in other services (-400). Government employment, at 749,000, increased 6,100 as gains in state (+4,500) and local (+1,700) government employment surpassed a loss in federal government employment (-100).