May Jobs Data

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: +0
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.8
Civilian Labor Force: 431,500
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: +3,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +5,100
Employment: 405,500
Employment Change since May 2012: +3,400
Employment Change since January 2013: +8,200
Unemployment: 26,000
Unemployment Change since May 2012: +100
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -3,100

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: +0
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.8
Civilian Labor Force: 631,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: +5,300
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +7,300
Employment: 593,100
Employment Change since May 2012: +5,100
Employment Change since January 2013: +12,100
Unemployment: 37,900
Unemployment Change since May 2012: +200
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -4,700

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: +0.1
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.0
Civilian Labor Force: 977,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: +8,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +9,500
Employment: 919,100
Employment Change since May 2012: +7,800
Employment Change since January 2013: +18,600
Unemployment: 58,300
Unemployment Change since May 2012: +800
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -9,100

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: -0.3
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0
Civilian Labor Force: 5,750,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: -5,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +10,000
Employment: 5,345,000
Employment Change since May 2012: +9,000
Employment Change since January 2013: +4,000
Unemployment: 405,000
Unemployment Change since May 2012: -15,000
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +6,000

Metro Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 966,900
Change from May 2012: +12,200
Change from January 2013: +23,300

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 30,600
Change from May 2012: +500
Change from January 2013: +3,700

Manufacturing Total: 66,600
Change from May 2012: +600
Change from January 2013: +1,600

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 180,700
Change from May 2012: -1,200
Change from January 2013: -2,500

Information Total: 16,400
Change from May 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: -100

Financial Activities Total: 71,300
Change from May 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: -400

Professional and Business Services Total: 161,000
Change from May 2012: +1,100
Change from January 2013: +5,400

Education and Health Services Total: 142,600
Change from May 2012: +4,500
Change from January 2013: +3,100

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 99,700
Change from May 2012: +4,900
Change from January 2013: +11,200

Other Services Total: 35,800
Change from May 2012: -600
Change from January 2013: -400

Government Total: 162,200
Change from May 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: +1,700

April Jobs Data

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.6
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.1
Civilian Labor Force: 425,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: +200
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -800
Employment: 401,400
Employment Change since April 2012: +2,800
Employment Change since January 2013: +4,100
Unemployment: 24,200
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -2,500
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -4,900

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.5
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.1
Civilian Labor Force: 622,300
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: +600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -1,400
Employment: 587,100
Employment Change since April 2012: +4,100
Employment Change since January 2013: +6,100
Unemployment: 35,200
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -3,400
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -7,400

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.4
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.3
Civilian Labor Force: 964,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: +1,700
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -3,500
Employment: 909,800
Employment Change since April 2012: +6,300
Employment Change since January 2013: +9,300
Unemployment: 54,600
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -4,600
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -12,800

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.3
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0.0
Civilian Labor Force: 5,741,116
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: -22,664
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +824
Employment: 5,341,401
Employment Change since April 2012: -1,270
Employment Change since January 2013: +549
Unemployment: 399,715
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -21,394
loyment Change since January 2013: +275

Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 954,100
Change from April 2012: +7,000
Change from January 2013: +9,500

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 28,400
Change from April 2012: -500
Change from January 2013: +1,500

Manufacturing Total: 66,500
Change from April 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +1,500

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 179,600
Change from April 2012: -900
Change from January 2013: -3,600

Information Total: 16,400
Change from April 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -100

Financial Activities Total: 71,400
Change from April 2012: +300
Change from January 2013: -300

Professional and Business Services Total: 158,300
Change from April 2012: +1,000
Change from January 2013: +2,700

Education and Health Services Total: 141,000
Change from April 2012: +3,000
Change from January 2013: +1,500

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 95,200
Change from April 2012: +3,800
Change from January 2013: +6,700

Other Services Total: 36,100
Change from April 2012: -100
Change from January 2013: -100

Government Total: 161,200
Change from April 2012: +0
Change from January 2013: +700

March Jobs Data

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since March 2012: -0.5
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.7
Civilian Labor Force: 424,700
Civilian Labor Force Change since March 2012: -100
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -1,700
Employment: 398,800
Employment Change since March 2012: +1,900
Employment Change since January 2013: +4,000
Unemployment: 25,900
Unemployment Change since March 2012: -2,000
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -4,900

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since March 2012: -0.4
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.7
Civilian Labor Force: 621,100
Civilian Labor Force Change since March 2012: +0
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -2,600
Employment: 583,300
Employment Change since March 2012: +2,700
Employment Change since January 2013: +5,900
Unemployment: 37,900
Unemployment Change since March 2012: -2,700
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -4,700

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Unemployment Rate Change since March 2012: -0.4
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.8
Civilian Labor Force: 963,200
Civilian Labor Force Change since March 2012: +300
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -4,700
Employment: 903,900
Employment Change since March 2012: +4,200
Employment Change since January 2013: +3,400
Unemployment: 59,300
Unemployment Change since March 2012: -3,900
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -8,100

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since March 2012: -0.3
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0.1
Civilian Labor Force: 5,744,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since March 2012: -26,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +4,200
Employment: 5,388,000
Employment Change since March 2012: -8,000
Employment Change since January 2013: -3,000
Unemployment: 407,000
Unemployment Change since March 2012: -18,000
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +7,200

Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 943,300
Change from March 2012: +5,000
Change from January 2013: -300

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 26,800
Change from March 2012: -900
Change from January 2013: -100

Manufacturing Total: 65,200
Change from March 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: +200

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 179,300
Change from March 2012: -500
Change from January 2013: -2,900

Information Total: 16,400
Change from March 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -100

Financial Activities Total: 71,700
Change from March 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +0

Professional and Business Services Total: 155,900
Change from March 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +300

Education and Health Services Total: 140,000
Change from March 2012: +4,000
Change from January 2013: +500

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 90,100
Change from March 2012: +200
Change from January 2013: +1,600

Other Services Total: 35,900
Change from March 2012: +200
Change from January 2013: -300

Government Total: 162,000
Change from March 2012: +100
Change from January 2013: +1,500

March was another mediocre month for the Columbus area, and Ohio in general. All indications are, however, that April really began to turn around the downturn that began in December.

February 2013 Jobs Data

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
Unemployment Rate Change since February 2012: -0.6
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.5
Civilian Labor Force: 423,900
Civilian Labor Force Change since February 2012: -800
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -2,500
Employment: 397,300
Employment Change since February 2012: +2,000
Employment Change since January 2013: +0
Unemployment: 26,600
Unemployment Change since February 2012: -2,800
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -2,500

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
Unemployment Rate Change since February 2012: -0.6
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.5
Civilian Labor Force: 620,100
Civilian Labor Force Change since February 2012: -900
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -3,600
Employment: 581,000
Employment Change since February 2012: +2,900
Employment Change since January 2013: +0
Unemployment: 39,000
Unemployment Change since February 2012: -3,900
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -3,600

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate Change since February 2012: -0.6
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.6
Civilian Labor Force: 962,021
Civilian Labor Force Change since February 2012: -1,341
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -5,884
Employment: 900,458
Employment Change since February 2012: +4,519
Employment Change since January 2013: +2
Unemployment: 61,563
Unemployment Change since February 2012: -5,860
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -5,886

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since February 2012: -0.4
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0
Civilian Labor Force: 5,745,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since February 2012: -29,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +5,300
Employment: 5,340,300
Employment Change since February 2012: -4,100
Employment Change since January 2013: -500
Unemployment: 405,200
Unemployment Change since February 2012: -25,600
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +5,800

Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 941,900
Change from February 2012: +8,600
Change from January 2013: -1,700

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 26,700
Change from February 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -200

Manufacturing Total: 65,200
Change from February 2012: -100
Change from January 2013: +200

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 178,300
Change from February 2012: -1,300
Change from January 2013: -4,900

Information Total: 16,500
Change from February 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: +0

Financial Activities Total: 71,600
Change from February 2012: +800
Change from January 2013: -100

Professional and Business Services Total: 155,700
Change from February 2012: +3,900
Change from January 2013: +100

Education and Health Services Total: 140,500
Change from February 2012: +4,700
Change from January 2013: +1,000

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 88,900
Change from February 2012: +2,300
Change from January 2013: +400

Other Services Total: 36,000
Change from February 2012: +500
Change from January 2013: -200

Government Total: 162,500
Change from February 2012: +300
Change from January 2013: +2,000

Overall, February was not a great month and seems to have represented the peak of the short downturn that occurred after all the budget cuts mess that occurred at the end of 2012.

January 2013 Jobs Data

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2012: -0.3
Unemployment Rate Change since December 2012: +1.5
Civilian Labor Force: 426,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2012: +3,900
Civilian Labor Force Change since December 2012: -200
Employment: 397,300
Employment Change since January 2012: +4,600
Employment Change since December 2012: -6,500
Unemployment: 29,100
Unemployment Change since January 2012: -700
Unemployment Change since December 2012: +5,400

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2012: -0.2
Unemployment Rate Change since December 2012: +1.5
Civilian Labor Force: 623,700
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2012: +6,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since December 2012: -200
Employment: 581,000
Employment Change since January 2012: +6,600
Employment Change since December 2012: -9,600
Unemployment: 42,600
Unemployment Change since January 2012: -700
Unemployment Change since December 2012: +9,300

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2012: -0.2
Unemployment Rate Change since December 2012: +1.6
Civilian Labor Force: 967,900
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2012: +9,200
Civilian Labor Force Change since December 2012: +800
Employment: 900,500
Employment Change since January 2012: +10,300
Employment Change since December 2012: -14,800
Unemployment: 67,400
Unemployment Change since January 2012: -1,200
Unemployment Change since December 2012: +15,600

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2012: -0.6
Unemployment Rate Change since December 2012: +0.3
Civilian Labor Force: 5,740,300
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2012: -40,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since December 2012: +11,600
Employment: 5,340,900
Employment Change since January 2012: +1,200
Employment Change since December 2012: -3,300
Unemployment: 399,400
Unemployment Change since January 2012: -41,400
Unemployment Change since December 2012: +14,800

Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 943,600
Change from January 2012: +16,300
Change from December 2012: -18,700

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 26,900
Change from January 2012: +0
Change from December 2012: -2,400

Manufacturing Total: 65,000
Change from January 2012: +200
Change from December 2012: -1,100

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 183,200
Change from January 2012: +2,100
Change from December 2012: -8,600

Information Total: 16,500
Change from January 2012: -100
Change from December 2012: +0

Financial Activities Total: 71,700
Change from January 2012: +1,100
Change from December 2012: -700

Professional and Business Services Total: 155,600
Change from January 2012: +3,600
Change from December 2012: -1,800

Education and Health Services Total: 139,500
Change from January 2012: +6,000
Change from December 2012: +300

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 88,500
Change from January 2012: +3,200
Change from December 2012: -2,900

Other Services Total: 36,200
Change from January 2012: +900
Change from December 2012: +200

Government Total: 160,500
Change from January 2012: +300
Change from December 2012: -1,700

January represented a pretty sizeable drop from December, with budget cuts looming and the end of the holiday season both playing a part.