JobWatch July 2006
July 18, 2006
Ohio’s job market remains tepid
State tax reform, now a year old, is no tonic
The Ohio job market remains tepid a year after the implementation of state tax reform aimed at lifting the state’s economic fortunes. During the year, the state gained 33,300 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services July 25. While that was an improvement over the previous year, job growth lagged far behind gains by the state during the decade of the 1990s and job growth in the United States over the past year.