Besides increased migration, the primary way to grow Ohio’s talent pool is by increasing the labor force participation rate, which is currently around 62%. As illustrated by this graph, the Buckeye State has seen its labor force participation rate fall from nearly 68% in 2007 to around 62% today.
Earlier this year, research from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio linked substance abuse to the drop in Ohio’s labor force participation rate, according to reports.
Read this brief report by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for a look at the impact of unemployment in different counties. 10/18/2023