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The Columbus Metropolitan Area

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Columbus is Ohio’s third-largest metropolitan area, with over 1.5 million residents. In terms of employment composition, it resembles the U.S. in many ways, but there are a few differences. First, Columbus is less focused on goods production than the nation as a whole; it also has a higher concentration of white-collar, service-sector jobs. Interestingly, although it is home to the state government, the proportion of its workforce in government appears to be about equal to the nation’s.


Suggested citation: “The Columbus Metropolitan Area,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 06-03, pp. 15-16, 03.15.2006.

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