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Sources of Regional Growth Disparity: The Case of Ohio's Industries

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A serious problem in the U.S. economy is slow growth or outright decline in employment in many manufacturing industries. This problem is not dispersed uniformly among regional or state economies in the United States. It is most acute in those states, including Ohio, that have been leading centers of industrial production for many years. In these states manufacturing jobs have declined sharply. Ohio, for example, lost over 300,000 manufacturing jobs between 1970 and 1982, more than 20 percent of its manufacturing work force in 1970.

A serious problem in the U.S. economy is slow growth or outright decline in employment in many manufacturing industries. This problem is not dispersed uniformly among regional or state economies in the United States. It is most acute in those states, including Ohio, that have been leading centers of industrial production for many years. In these states manufacturing jobs have declined sharply. Ohio, for example, lost over 300,000 manufacturing jobs between 1970 and 1982, more than 20 percent of its manufacturing work force in 1970.


Suggested citation: Hinderliter, Roger H., 1983. “Sources of Regional Growth Disparity: The Case of Ohio's Industries,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, 12.19.1983.

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