Ohio Labor Market Information

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Links for Researchers & Workforce Development Professionals

Labor Market Information... How can it help you? If you are a researcher, workforce development professional, economic development specialist or policymaker, you can use Labor Market Information to identify labor inputs, competitive wage rates and available labor supply. Analysis of industry trends, wages and job outlook help guide training investments.


Training for Workforce Professionals: Real-time webinars and on-line training provide workforce professionals with the knowledge to use labor market information effectively.


Data Query Tools

Employment and Wages by Industry Query provides the number of establishments, number of employees, total wages paid and average annual wage for privately owned businesses in a selected industry.

Industry Staffing Patterns & Occupational Patterns: Industry Staffing Patterns list occupations commonly employed within an industry. Occupational Patterns list the industries that commonly employ a specified occupation.

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The Economic Development and Employer Planning System is an analytical tool for business, workforce and economic planners. EDEPS facilitates the analysis of economic health, industry performance, population trends, labor supply and demand, training resources, income characteristics, and market potential.

Current Employment Statistics Query. View and download current and historical data on employment by industry for Ohio and eleven metropolitan areas. Where available, hours and earnings are provided.

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Workforce Information

The Office of Workforce Development provides workforce development services for job seekers, businesses, local workforce leaders and workforce development professionals.

The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation devotes its efforts to developing a skilled workforce, promoting effective training programs, and connecting Ohio employers with qualified workers. 

Industry & Occupational Outlook

Employment Projections presents the long-term outlook for industry and occupational demand for Ohio, metropolitan areas and former economic development regions.

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Thinking Green

Ohio's Green Job Grant Research and Resources includes the Career Exploration Tool, Green Energy Cluster Crosswalk, Career Pathways Reports and Slide Presentations, Driving Workforce Change Reports and the Tri-State Training Program Database.

Understanding the Green Economy is a clearing house of Green definitions, reports & studies, legislation information and more.

The Green Economy includes information on Green Sectors and Green Occupations.

Ohio Energy Pathways has information on Ohio career opportunities, including oil and gas energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced energy.


Recent Publications

Unemployment Rate Methodology explains how the monthly unemployment rate is calculated for the nation, states and substate areas.

Job Outlook 2014-2024 publications provide industry and occupational projections for Ohio, the 8 largest MSAs (metropolitan statistical areas) and the 6 JobsOhio regions.

Manufacturing in Ohio: A Post-Recession Employment Outlook examines expected employment trends in Ohio's manufacturing industries.

Ohio Shale: Quarterly Economic Trends for Ohio Oil and Gas Industries examines quarterly and annual industry and employment changes for select oil and gas industries.

For additional research publications, visit Research Publications.