Ohio’s Leading Indicators Predict Steady Jobs Growth

Ohio’s total employment is predicted to increase at an annual rate of 2.82% for the next six months, according to latest the leading indicators report from the Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio’s average weekly manufacturing hours were 42.1 in April, unchanged from March.

The following metropolitan statistical areas are expected to see job growth: Cincinnati (1.78%), Canton-Massillon (2.37%); Akron (2.41%); Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (3.22%); Toledo (3.32%); Columbus (4.56%); and Dayton (8.38%). Cleveland-Elyria is predicted to decline (-2.32%). 6/7/2021