In May 2023, the job market in the Columbus, OH Metro area exhibited remarkable strength, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The addition of 16,200 new positions showcased a job growth rate of 1.4%, surpassing the rate of 1.0% reported in March. Various sectors within the region experienced substantial job gains, with the Mining, logging, and construction sector leading the way by adding 6,100 new jobs, representing an impressive 12.6% annual increase. Following closely behind was the leisure and hospitality sector, which saw the addition of 4,700 jobs, expanding by 4.4%. In terms of unemployment, Columbus’s rate remained low at 3.0% in May, a decrease of 10 basis points from the previous year and well below the national average of 3.4%. These statistics underscore the resilience of Columbus’s economy, characterized by its diverse range of industries.