Officials to release Ohio's January unemployment, jobs data

Officials to release Ohio's January unemployment, jobs data

Officials to release Ohio's January unemployment, jobs data

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday that the January unemployment rate was up from 4.8 percent in December.

Ohio's unemployment rate edged higher in January as job growth stalled during the month because of job cuts in two key sectors.

Kentucky's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January rose to 5.8 percent from a revised 5.7 percent in December, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Unemployment declined across the United States in January, falling to 5.7 percent in California and 4.9 percent nationwide.

The number of people unemployed in California was 1,089,000 - down by 35,000 over the month, and down by 189,000 compared with January of past year. The state saw job gains in construction, manufacturing and the leisure and hospitality sectors.

Professional and business services shed the most jobs: 7,800, administrative and temporary services accounting for 70% of the positions.

However, between January 2015 and January 2016, nonfarm employment increased by 93,300, the EDD reported. Educational and health services posted the largest increase over the month, adding 9,500 jobs. In January, there were 9800 people employed in the industry here locally.

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