JobWatch December 2006
December 17, 2006
Five years after the recession, Ohio employment is still in the doldrums
Five years after the official end of the last recession, Ohio employment remains in the doldrums. The state is still more than 30,000 jobs short of the total it had in November 2001, at the end of the recession. Over the past year, the state has added a mere 1,200 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released Dec. 29 by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). The number of jobs in Ohio has fallen by 12,000 since its recent peak last May.