Ohio’s nonfarm payroll employment increased by an estimated 11,500 jobs between February and March 2024 to 5.6 million. The state’s unemployment rate in March of 2024 was 3.8%.

The Ohio industries that experienced the most significant employment gains in March were:

  • trade, transportation, and public utilities
  • education and health services
  • professional and business services
  • construction

Housing stats:

  • 21.7% decrease in permits for Ohio privately owned housing units
  • 23% decrease in starts for Midwest privately owned housing
  • 1.8% decline in Ohio home sales
  • 8.8% increase in the average Ohio home sales price