CLEVELAND — On Friday, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released unemployment numbers and trends for December 2020.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.5% in December 2020, down from 5.7% in November. The December unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 4.1% in December 2019.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in December was 315,000, down from 328,000 in November. The number of unemployed in
Ohio has increased by 78,000 in the past 12 months from 237,000.
According to the ODJFS, from December 2019 to December 2020, nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased by 350,200. The manufacturing industry lost 31,900 jobs as losses in durable goods (-35,100) surpassed gains in nondurable goods (+3,200).
Construction decreased 12,600 jobs and mining and logging lost 1,100 jobs. Employment in the private service-providing sector decreased 250,800 with losses in leisure and hospitality
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