JobWatch January 2007
January 17, 2007
Ohio job market still in low gear
Ohio’s job market has shifted into low gear and stayed there since last spring, finishing 2006 with employment declines in six of the last seven months. The number of jobs in Ohio has fallen by 15,000 since its recent peak last May. Over the past year, the state has added a mere 3,700 jobs, a gain of less than one-tenth of one percent, according to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released Jan. 23 by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).