State of Working Ohio 2006

September 3, 2006
   

We are now nearly five years into a national economic recovery and some commentators have begun to talk about a potential downturn. For workers in Ohio, this is the recovery that wasn’t. The state has fewer jobs and lower real median wages than it had in 2000, before the most recent recession. Yet in many ways the American and Ohio economies are at heights of productivity and profitability. We have the resources to create a more prosperous and fair Ohio, but the vast majority of the benefits are going to a very limited number of societal winners. Read the State of Working Ohio to learn how changes in policy could help workers and their families better share in the economy to which they contribute so much.

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Source for graph: Policy Matters Ohio analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data

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