October 2016      NewsWIB Labor Market Information
Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati 
and Cincinnati MSA 
Current Employment & Unemployment Data 

The following labor market information was updated in September 2016.   All employment and unemployment figures are "seasonally adjusted." 
  • Ohio's unemployment rate = 4.7%
  • Ohio's employed = 5,491,000
  • Ohio's unemployed = 272,000 
  • Hamilton County's unemployment rate = 4.2%
  • Hamilton County's employed = 396,500
  • Hamilton County's unemployed = 17,300
  • Cincinnati MSA's unemployment rate = 4.1%
  • Cincinnati MSA's employed = 1,056,400
  • Cincinnati MSA's unemployed = 44,900
  • City of Cincinnati's unemployment rate = 4.7%
  • City of Cincinnati's employed = 139,400
  • City of Cincinnati's unemployed = 6,900
Additional information at  www.ohiolmi.com.
Hamilton County 
Labor Market Facts

O ver the next 10 years, the fastest growing occupation group in Hamilton County is expected to be Healthcare Support Occupations. Over the same period, the highest replacement demand ( due to retirements and workers moving to other positions) is expected in Office and Administrative Support Occupations (18,288 jobs) and Food Prep and Serving Related Occupations (17,848 jobs).
News From the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)  
The MSSC has signed a collaborative agreement with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), a growing coalition of company facilitated instructor certification programs in more advanced production skills.

NC3 was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions in order to develop, implement and sustain industry-recognized portable certifications that have strong validation and assessment standards.  They are "stacked " above the MSSC's entry-level certifications for individual students and workers.

Like MSSC, NC3 is a industry-led nonprofit working actively with community colleges.
National LMI Updates for September 2016

Nonfarm payroll increased by 156,000 in September 2016, and the U.S. unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9 percent.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job gains occurred in professional and business services and healthcare.
  • Professional and business services employment rose by 67,000.
  • Healthcare added 33,000 jobs.
  • Employment in food services and drinking places rose by 30,000. 
  • Retail trade employment trended up by 22,000.
September 2016 average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by $.06 to $25.79. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was reported at 34.4 hours.

  • The number of persons unemployed was 7.9 million in September.
  • The unemployment rates for major worker groups are as follow: Adult Men (4.7%); Adult Women (4.4%); Teenagers (15.8%); Whites (4.4%); Blacks (8.3%); Asians (3.9%) and Hispanics (6.4%).

Click here for more information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

3 Jobs for High School Grads that Pay $50,000+
  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Detective or Criminal Investigator
  • Postmaster or Mail Superintendent
To find out more at PayScale.com, click here.


Job Postings by Title in Hamilton County 
  • Truck Driver
  • Commerical Driver Sales Manager
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Registered Nurse
  • Owner Operator
  • Flatbed Driver
  • Sales Rep
  • Project Manager

EMSI 2016

  Top Companies Hiring in Hamilton County
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Oracle Corporation
  • General Electric
  • Robert Half International
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Mercy Health
  • Kroger Company
  • Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
  • UC Healthcare
  • Kelly Services
EMSI 2016
Top Certifications Required by Employers in Hamilton County
  • Commercial Drivers License
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • MBA
  • Board Certified
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Transportation Worker ID
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant

EMSI 2016

Millennials in Manufacturing

According to the
FF Journal, the magazine for metal fabricating and form technologies, "In order for the manufacturing industry to sustain and prosper, a younger generation of skilled labor is needed."  

Millennials have the talent and work ethic to embrace the changing manufacturing landscape, while understanding high-level technologies and multitasking between processes.  

Click here for the full article.  
Prepared by:
Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board