JobWatch September 2008
September 1, 2008
Little long-term growth in Ohio job market
Ohio employment continues to bob up and down from month to month, while showing little
growth over the long-term. Ohio and Michigan are the only two states in the country that do not have as many jobs as they did when the last recession officially ended more than six years ago.
Since then, Ohio has lost 68,000 jobs, or 1.2 percent of its total. According to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released June 20 by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Ohio employment remains around the same as it was late last year.