On Tuesday, the State of Ohio Office of Workplace Development’s Bureau of Labor Market Information released the latest (May) unemployment rate figures for Ohio counties and municipalities with over 50,000 population.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May 2017, down from 5.0 percent in April 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 6,300 over the month, from a revised 5,509,100 in April to 5,515,400 in May 2017.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 286,000, down 2,000 from 288,000 in April. The number of unemployed has increased by 4,000 in the past 12 months from 282,000. The May unemployment rate for Ohio, at 4.9 percent, did not change from May 2016.
Local numbers for Richland County and Mansfield were as follows:
A map of Ohio unemployment rates for May can be seen below.