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Employment in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area

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The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had 2.14 million residents in 2003, making it Ohio’s most populous MSA. Over the past year, Cleveland has lost 0.2% of its total employment, compared to the nation’s 1.6% gain. The MSA’s employment growth trailed the nation’s in every industry but leisure and hospitality. And, although manufacturing employment growth in the Cleveland MSA has been improving, it lost 0.5% over the year, exceeding the U.S. loss of 0.3%.

Suggested citation: “Employment in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 06-04, pp. 15-16, 04.15.2006.

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