JobWatch March 2007
March 17, 2007
Ohio job market continues to struggle
Ohio’s job market continues to struggle. The state lost jobs during the winter, more than
offsetting the modest gains experienced during calendar 2006, according to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released March 27 by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Over the past year, the state has lost 24,000 jobs. Small increases in service jobs have been more than offset by losses in manufacturing and construction.