Unemployment Rates in Franklin County, Ohio and the U.S. : 1975 - 1997

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There was an average of 15,700 unemployed persons in Franklin County in 1997, representing a 2.7% unemployment rate. As the chart above illustrates, Franklin County's unemployment rate has been consistently lower than that of both Ohio and the United States. The unemployment rate decreased for the U.S. in 1997, to 4.9%, while the unemployment rate for Ohio decreased to 4.6% .

The unemployment rate estimates the percent of persons in the civilian labor force who are not employed but who are actively seeking work, waiting to be called back to a job from which they were laid off, or waiting to report within 30 days to a new job. The civilian labor force is defined as the number of residents who are working or seeking work. It excludes military personnel, persons in institutions, those studying or keeping house full-time, persons who are retired or unable to work and volunteer workers.

Unemployment Rates in Franklin County, Ohio and the United States: 1975- 1997

Years  Franklin Co.         Ohio          U.S.


1975            7.2          9.1           8.5
1976            6.8          7.8           7.7
1977            5.7          6.5           7.1
1978            4.7          5.4           6.1
1979            4.9          5.9           5.8
1980            5.5          8.4           7.1
1981            7.6          9.6           7.6
1982            8.8         12.5           9.7
1983            8.9         12.2           9.6
1984            7.4          9.4           7.5
1985            6.1          8.9           7.2
1986            5.5          8.1           7.0
1987            4.9          7.0           6.2
1988            4.4          6.0           5.5
1989            4.3          5.5           5.3
1990            3.4          5.7           5.6
1991            3.8          6.4           6.8
1992            4.6          7.2           7.5
1993            4.5          6.5           6.9
1994            3.7          5.5           6.1
1995            3.0          4.8           5.6
1996            2.9          4.9           5.4
1997            2.7          4.6           4.9

Note: The Ohio Bureau of Employment Services revised its estimates in 1990. Therefore, data prior to 1990 are not comparable to 1990-1997 data.

Source: Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Labor Market Information Division

Filename: SD-004

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