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Payroll Employment by Metropolitan Statistical Area

  12-month percent change, December 2006
Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati Dayton Toledo Pittsburgh Lexington U.S.
Total nonfarm -0.2 0.7 1.2 -0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1 1.4
   Goods-producing -1.5 0.0 -0.8 -1.6 0.0 -2.3 0.4 0.2
  Manufacturing -1.5 -0.9 -1.8 -2.1 0.2 -3.6 -1.1 -0.6
  Natural resources, mining, and construction -1.7 1.7 1.5 0.0 -0.7 0.2 4.7 1.5
   Service-providing 0.1 0.8 1.6 -0.2 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.6
  Trade, transportation, and utilities 0.1 -0.1 1.2 -2.6 0.6 -0.3 1.2 0.6
  Information -1.0 -0.5 -2.6 -0.9 0.0 -2.7 -2.2 0.2
  Financial activities -0.4 -0.5 0.2 -1.1 3.7 0.9 -2.8 1.9
  Professional and business services 0.7 1.0 4.0 0.9 -2.0 1.0 1.9 2.3
  Education and health services 1.3 3.4 2.6 0.2 1.6 2.1 0.3 2.7
  Leisure and hospitality 0.6 1.3 1.7 0.8 2.8 2.6 3.2 2.9
  Other services 0.0 1.0 1.2 2.4 0.0 -1.0 0.0 0.6
  Government -1.8 0.4 -0.6 0.3 0.0 1.4 2.3 1.3
December unemployment rate (percent)

5.5

4.8 5.1 6.0 6.2 4.6 4.0 4.5
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Workforce Kentucky; Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Labor Market Information; Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis; and West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs, Workforce West Virginia

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