JobWatch May 2007

May 1, 2007

Ohio job market retreats again

Ohio’s job market retreated again in April, according to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released May 18 by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). While still above its recent low, the number of jobs remains modestly below last year’s levels and well behind those early in the decade. Month-to-month data can be volatile and are later revised, so it is unwise to put too much weight in a single month.

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