Kiplinger’s 2020 Economic Outlook for Ohio

Business and finance publisher Kiplinger has published its 50-state economic outlook for 2020. Kiplinger predicts Ohio’s job growth will slow to 0.4%, down from 0.6% this year.

The publication says: “Ohio’s three major metros of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati are growing above the state average,” with Cincinnati’s job growth expanding the fastest at 2.2%. Meanwhile, “a number of smaller cities are showing signs of growth after being flat,” including Toledo, Springfield, and Lima.

But Kiplinger adds that Ohio is still at risk from the trade conflict with China, as well as tariffs on imported steel. “Two-thirds of manufacturers in northeast Ohio said they were being harmed by the penalties on metals imports.” 10/16/2019