COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio’s unemployment rate decreased in November.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the state’s unemployment rate was 4.8% in November 2021, down from 5.1% in October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 12,200 over the month, from a revised 5,378,900 in October to 5,391,100 in November 2021.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 275,000, down from 289,000 in October. The number of unemployed people has decreased by 45,000 in the past 12 months from 320,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 5.6% in November 2020.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November 2021 was 4.2%, down from 4.6% in October, and down from 6.7% in November 2020.