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What's Happened to Ohio's Manufacturing Jobs?


Although the current business expansion has spawned a resurgence in Ohio manufacturing, fewer factory jobs are being created than in previous growth periods. In examining components of Ohio's net rnanufacturing employment change through three recent periods, the author finds that while job losses from plant closings have remained constant, a lower percentage of jobs have been created from business openings. The slowdown in new job creation has come primarily from large firms.

Although the current business expansion has spawned a resurgence in Ohio manufacturing, fewer factory jobs are being created than in previous growth periods. In examining components of Ohio's net rnanufacturing employment change through three recent periods, the author finds that while job losses from plant closings have remained constant, a lower percentage of jobs have been created from business openings. The slowdown in new job creation has come primarily from large firms.


Suggested citation: Eberts, Randall W., 1988. "What's Happened to Ohio's Manufacturing Jobs?" Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, 11.01.1988.

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