The labor force in Ohio was 5,715,936 in February 2016, up from 5,664,726 in January 2016, and up from 5,661,782 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 5,396,550 in February 2016, up from 5,340,138 in January 2016, and up from 5,343,744 one year ago in February 2015.