The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released Ohio’s unemployment numbers for June today. These numbers show the earliest impacts of Governor Kasich’s policy agenda, including his recently passed budget.
The unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in June, an increase from 8.6 percent in May. This is the first time that the unemployment rate has increased since August of 2009, breaking a 22-month streak of unemployment holding steady or decreasing.
The industry with the most significant job losses from the previous month was government, with local governments seeing the biggest losses of 8900 jobs. This likely reflects the first impact of Governor Kasich’s “Jobs Budget,” which contained severe cuts to local governments. Unfortunately as IO warned earlier this year, we are now well on our way to an anticipated loss of 51,000 jobs as a result of Kasich’s budget.
Other items of note from the ODJFS release are as follows:
This data is seasonally adjusted.
You can download a copy of this report here.