Dayton, Cleveland Areas Expected to Lead in Ohio’s Near-Term Jobs Growth

Last Friday, Dec. 4, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its latest leading economic indicators report. According to the report, if the October employment rebound continues throughout 2020 at a similar pace, total employment statewide is predicted to increase at an annual rate of 0.27% for the next six months in Ohio.

The following metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) are predicted to see job growth over the next half year:

Meanwhile, three MSAs are predicted to see negative jobs growth: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (-1.16%), Akron (-0.26%); and Canton-Massillon (-0.19%). The Toledo MSA is predicted to stay flat. 12/7/2020