JobWatch July 2005

July 18, 2005

Halting progress for the Ohio job market

Ohio employment continues to show only halting progress, according to the latest seasonally adjusted payroll numbers issued July 22 by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. While employment has rebounded somewhat since January, the recent low point in employment, job gains lately have been slight. Nonfarm wage and salary employment still remains below where it was when the recession officially ended in November, 2001, and 161,600 or 2.9 percent below where it was when the recession began in March of that year.

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