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Labor Market 30 years ago, manufacturing was Ohio’s #1 industry sector with with over 1 million jobs making up nearly a quarter of total employment in 1984

Today, the #1 industry sector in Ohio is education & health services with almost 900,000 jobs—nearly double the number 30 years ago—making up one-sixth of the workforce in 2014

5.4 million total jobs

goods-producing industry sectors

4.3 million total jobs

service-providing industry sectors

#4

manufacturing wholesale trade

#5

retail trade transportation & utilities information financial activities

#1

#3

#6 #4 #5

#2

1984

natural resources construction

#3

professional & business services

#1

education & health services

#6

leisure & hospitality

#2

government other services

2014

See Table 34, p. 48

Since 1984, Ohio’s manufacturing jobs have declined by 36.6%. Over the same period, Ohio has seen employment in education and health services grow by 97.9%. 4

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