Economist: Child Care Is Key to Drawing More Women to Labor Force

As job creation remains robust, businesses continue to ask: Where will the workers come from?

In his “Real Economy” blog, Joe Brusuelas, chief economist for OMA Connections Partner RSM, says women ages 25 to 54 are the most logical source for additional labor. However, child care challenges are limiting their availability, according to Brusuelas.

Meanwhile, state Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) in this editorial spotlights the DeWine-Husted administration’s recommendations to boost child care statewide. Ohio’s economy is suffering an estimated $3.9 billion per year in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue due to child care shortages, according to a recent study. 6/5/2023