The labor force in Ohio was 5,846,505 in July 2017, up from 5,833,850 in June 2017, and up from 5,778,517 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 5,524,222 in July 2017, up from 5,521,061 in June 2017, and up from 5,488,989 one year ago in July 2016.