Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
An economy geared to the promotion of job creation and entrepreneurship is the only way to ensure that those looking to start or grow a business and those seeking quality work can blossom. We must ensure that government policies spur business and attract the best and brightest by giving a voice to those who create jobs and free Ohio’s risk-takers from government actions that impede growth.
Ohio by the Numbers
The Buckeye Institute's monthly Ohio by the Numbers report compares Ohio to the other states in overall private sector job growth over several distinct time spans in order to get a picture of Ohio's relative economic health since 1990. The periods analyzed are: from 1990 until the present day, from peak privatesector employment in 2000 through the present day and from the beginning of the current decade to the present day.
The latest Ohio by the Numbers shows that Ohio's private sector hit a rough patch in March, losing 16,800 private sector jobs and seeing a decline in the labor force.
The latest Ohio by the Numbers includes the latest revisions in data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and adds a breakdown of Right to Work state private sector growth since 2012 when neighboring Indiana joined the ranks of RTW states. (January not done due to BLS revisions and close release of updated data).
Ohio by the Numbers- March 2012 (Feb. not done due to timing of BLS data releases)
This signature report by the Buckeye Institute shows with crystal clear data that the average public sector worker in Ohio makes more than the average private sector employee. This state of affairs is taking place at a time when Ohio's private sector economy has been battered, jobs have been lost and household incomes have declined.