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State of Ohio Demographics
Ohio is located in the Midwest region, with the Buckeye State’s economy historically banking and insurance, motor vehicle, plastics and rubber manufacturing, research and development, steel production, and agriculture. Developing sectors include bioscience, information, food processing, and oil industries. Ohio’s economic outlook strengths include skilled manufacturing workforce, good infrastructure, and quality healthcare system; while challenges include slow population growth and elevated level of out-migration, and heavy reliance on declining manufacturing sector. (Source: Ohio Development Services Agency)
The latest employment scorecard for the State of Ohio for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ohio has a mixed employment profile. Although the unemployment rate grew by 0.5 percent to 5.4 percent. However, the labor force participation rate increased 0.3 percent to 62.7 percent, and the labor force in general grew by 0.9 percent. This may indicate some slack in people entering the labor force looking for work and getting hired. You can view what jobs are available in Ohio, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.
View more Ohio demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Ohio below. More employment information for the State of Ohio and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.
Based on 2013 statistics, the health care and social assistance sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government and government enterprises; manufacturing; retail trade; and accommodation and food services, respectively.
The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include the United States Government, Wal-Mart Stores, State of Ohio, Cleveland Clinic, Kroger Company, The Ohio State University, Catholic Healthcare Partners, Catholic Health Initiatives/Premier Health & TriHealth, University Hospitals Health System, and JP Morgan Chase & Co. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)
Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)
INF% decrease since 2000 census.
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