Greater Cincinnati shed 3,000 jobs last month, a decline that could signal a slowing of the local employment market. Businesses in the 15-county Greater Cincinnati region employed 1,108,500 people last month, according to new figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The figures aren't seasonally adjusted, but this decline doesn't appear to be based on seasonal factors. Last year, employment rose by 5,000 jobs in October. Economists prefer to look at year-to-year comparisons.