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Payroll Employment by Metropolitan Statistical Area

  12-month percent change, February 2007
Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati Dayton Toledo Pittsburgh Lexington U.S.
Total nonfarm 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.1 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.5
   Goods-producing -1.3 -0.4 -0.3 2.8 0.0 -1.2 -0.2 -0.5
  Manufacturing -0.9 -0.1 0.1 4.3 0.8 -0.5 0.0 0.0
  Natural resources, mining, and construction -2.9 -0.8 -1.2 -2.9 -2.9 -2.4 -0.8 -1.4
   Service-providing 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.7
  Trade, transportation, and utilities -0.8 -0.9 -1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -1.3 -0.9 -0.7
  Information -0..5 0.5 0.0 1.9 0.0 -0.4 0.0 0.7
  Financial activities 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.3
  Professional and business services 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
  Education and health services 0.8 1.3 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.7 1.0 1.5
  Leisure and hospitality 0.1 0.0 1.2 0.8 -0.6 -0.1 1.2 0.8
  Other services -0.5 0.5 0.7 -1.2 1.4 -0.4 0.0 0.6
  Government 2.4 0.4 2.4 1.6 2.6 1.6 1.3 2.1
February unemployment rate seasonally adjusted (percent)

5.4

4.2 4.8 5.2 5.5 4.1 4.4 4.5
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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