The State of Working Ohio, 1999
September 3, 1999
Since 1999, the State of Working Ohio has examined wages, incomes, benefits and jobs, examining whether working people are sharing in Ohio’s economy. With technical support from the Economic Policy Institute and financial support from the Joyce Foundation, Policy Matters finds the best and most recent data for a broad array of indicators facing workers. Recent editions have documented the degree to which workers are not gaining from record productivity and profits in the new millenium.
Conventional wisdom says that the economy is booming. And it is true that inflation and unemployment are low and the stock market and corporate profits are high. However, 80 percent of Ohio’s workers and 70 percent of the nation’s make less money in real dollars per hour than comparable workers did twenty years ago.