By 1812Blockhouse, ODJFS

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.0% in September 2022, unchanged from August 2022. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 7,600 over the month, from a revised 5,488,100 in August 2022 to 5,480,500 in September 2022.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 232,000, up from 229,000 in August. The number of unemployed has decreased by 38,000 in the past 12 months from 270,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio decreased 0.7% from 4.7% in September 2021. The U.S. unemployment rate for September 2022 was 3.5%, down from 3.7% in August 2022, and down from 4.7% in September 2021.

In September 2022, the labor force participation rate in Ohio was 61.7%, down from 61.8% in August 2022 and up from 61.5% in September 2021. During the same period, the national labor force participation rate was 62.3%, down from 62.4% in August 2022 and up from 61.7% in September 2021.

Richland and surrounding counties registered generally lower unemployment rates in September, ranging from 3.1% in Knox County to 4.2% in Crawford County. Richland’s rate was 4.1%.

Across Ohio, rates ranged from 2.5% in Holmes County to 5.5% in Monroe County.

Local unemployment rates:

  • Ashland 3.5%
  • Crawford 4.2%
  • Huron 4.0%
  • Knox 3.1%
  • Morrow 3.5%
  • Richland 4.1%
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