Currently, Ohio’s labor force participation only slightly trails the U.S. average. But the Buckeye State lagged most other Midwestern states in the employment-to-population ratio last year, according to new federal data.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics reports that 58.4% of Ohio’s population was employed in 2021. Nebraska had the highest employment-to-population ratio (67.7%); West Virginia had the lowest (51.9%). 3/10/2022