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Labor Surplus Areas

October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has designated labor surplus areas for the period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. Employers located in labor surplus areas may be given preference in bidding on federal procurement contracts under Executive Orders 12073 (Federal Procurement in Labor Surplus Areas) and 10582 (Implementing the Buy American Act). Designated areas in Ohio are listed below.

The classification, Labor Surplus Area, is assigned on a county level unless a county contains a city or cities with a population of 25,000 or more. In that case, the city or cities and the balance-of-county are classified separately. To qualify as a labor surplus area during this period, the average unemployment rate in the specified area for the two-year period January 2010 through December 2011 must be at least 10.0 percent.

In exceptional circumstances, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services may petition the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, to waive the regular criteria. This procedure allows the regular standards to be waived when an area experiences a significant increase in unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which is not adequately reflected in data for the reference period. The conditions for classification are: the unemployment rate for each of the most recent three months must be at least 10.0 percent; the projected unemployment rate for each of the next twelve months must be at least 10.0 percent; and documented information must be provided that the exceptional circumstance event has already occurred.

Labor Surplus Areas in Ohio
Cities

Akron

Barberton

Canton

Cleveland

Dayton

East Cleveland

Hamilton

Lima

Lorain

Mansfield

Marion

Massillon

Middletown

Riverside

Sandusky

Springfield

Toledo

Trotwood

Warren

Xenia

Youngstown

Zanesville

Counties

Adams

Ashland

Ashtabula

Brown

Carroll

Champaign

Clinton

Columbiana

Coshocton

Crawford

Defiance

Fayette

Fulton

Gallia

Guernsey

Hardin

Harrison

Henry

Highland

Hocking

Huron

Jackson

Jefferson

Logan

Marion Balance

Meigs

Monroe

Morgan

Muskingum Balance

Noble

Ottawa

Paulding

Perry

Pickaway

Pike

Preble

Richland Balance

Ross

Scioto

Seneca

Shelby

Trumbull Balance

Van Wert

Vinton

Williams

Wyandot



Map of Labor Surplus Areas

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