Falling Unemployment Continues to Pose Workforce Challenges

Ohio’s unemployment rate continues to drop, hovering at 4.3% based on April data. Many areas are experiencing unemployment rates well below the statewide average, with more than one-third of Ohio counties claiming jobless rates of 3.0% or less. While positive in terms of the economy, this exacerbates manufacturers’ efforts to fill openings.

Local press coverage of Ohio’s falling unemployment has captured some interesting stories behind the story, including the following narratives:

Stories like these are one reason why the OMA has devised a workforce roadmap, while helping organize Ohio’s industry sector partnerships — a proven strategy for meeting the workforce needs of employers. 6/18/2019