The hospitality Industry is leading the job growth in Ohio this year. Ohio’s unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in January, down from 7.9 percent in December, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Service-providing industries increased 25,200 over the month to 4,291,100. The most significant increases were posted in leisure and hospitality, which added 6,800.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 447,000, down from 458,000 in December. The number of unemployed has decreased by 79,000 in the past 12 months from 526,000. Continue reading “Job Growth in 2011” »