|DAYTON, OH – This morning the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued employment data for the month of November. For the third month in a row, the national unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. That’s the lowest rate in almost 50 years. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.|
Manufacturing outpaced retail, warehousing and transportation in terms of job gains. Manufacturing added 27,000 jobs in November and 288,000 over the year, largely in durable goods.
BarryStaff is an award-winning employment agency that hires workers for more than 100 employers throughout the Miami Valley. The majority of them are in manufacturing.
“You’re looking at an incredibly competitive job market,” said BarryStaff president Doug Barry. “That’s certainly the case here in the Dayton area.”
The new jobs report comes amid a slumping stock market.
“The report next month could be very interesting,” Barry said.
Health care – another substantial employment base for the area – rose by 32,000 in November.