The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data today stating that nationally, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 146,000 during the month of November and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.7 percent from 7.8 percent in October. BLS also noted that private sector employment rose in the areas of retail trade, professional and business services, and health care. In addition, BLS released revised statistics in total nonfarm payroll employment for September (+148,000 to +132,000) and for October (+171,000 to +138,000).

Ohio’s November 2012 unemployment rate and nonagricultural wage and salary data will be released by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) on Friday, December 21, 2012. This information and the monthly statistical summaries on which it is based are available here.