Ohio Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information & Career Resources

Students & Job Seekers

Ohio's Top Job List

Ohio's Top Jobs List is a customizable, online tool to help guide individuals on a career pathway to meet their individual needs and goals. The user-friendly dashboard can be sorted regionally and includes both Ohio In-Demand and Critical Jobs. 

Career Resource Navigator (ohio-state.edu)

The Career Resource Navigator helps individuals navigate their career journey. Explore actual outcomes for people who recently completed training and education programs, and find links to other career resources. 

Data & Reports | The Ohio Department of Higher Education

The OhioHigherEd Data & Reports provide statistical data related to enrollments, student preparation and academic progress, degrees awarded, post graduation employment outcomes, tuition, financial aid, and costs and expenditures per student at Ohio's higher education institutions. 

Workforce Inventory of Education and Training (WIET)

Find Ohio's Eligible Training Providers using the Workforce Inventory of Education and Training (WIET) system. Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), WIET was established to inform consumers of training services along with relevant performance and cost information. 

Online Job Posting Reports

Ohio's Online Job Posting Reports are created with "real-time" online job ad information and are an auxiliary product of OhioMeansJobs. Reports are available for the State of Ohio and the six regions of the JobsOhio Network, and include: Snapshots of Job Ads, Internship Postings, and Occupations by Ad Demand.


Short- and long-term occupational forecasts are available for Ohio, the six regions of the JobsOhio Network, and the eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas. 

Licensed Occupations

Comprehensive lists of Ohio's newly issued and active occupational licenses. 

County Occupational Estimates Reports

The Ohio County Estimates Reports show estimated employment counts for occupations by each Ohio county. The reports show: Education, work experience, and training usually needed; if the occupation is a STEM career; if the occupation is an Ohio Top Job.  

Current Employment Statistics

Current Employment Statistics (CES) includes current and historical data on employment by industry, hours, and earnings for Ohio and 12 metropolitan areas. 

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, summarizes employment and wages covered by the Unemployment Compensation law. 

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program, produces employment and wage estimates annually for nearly 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the state of Ohio, its metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and regions of the JobsOhio network. 

Ohio Budget Calculators

We offer two different calculators to help you estimate your budget. If you know the approximate costs of all your monthly expenses use the Budget Calculator to configure your expenses and approximate your target salary. If you are unsure what expenses will be, use the Lifestyle Calculator and we will present you with options for your desired lifestyle. We will calculate your target salary based on the approximate costs of your lifestyle.


Employers & Workforce Development

Ohio County Economic Profiles

Snapshot of key economic indicators useful for strategic planning and training, economic, and policy development. Topics include:

  • Employment Percent by Industry
  • Employment, Wage, and Firm Size
  • Online Job Postings
  • Industry Turnover Rates
  • High School Enrollment
  • Local Area Talent Report
  • Educational Attainment
  • Veteran Employment
  • Civilian Labor Force
  • Commuting Patterns
  • Population to Jobs by Area
  • Profile of UC Claimants

Apprenticeship Dashboard

Use this interactive tool to explore local industries, occupations, and employers that offer apprenticeships.

Talent Reports

Statewide and Regional Talent reports are available monthly with an aggregate of resumes by job title posted online through OhioMeansJobs.com. For each talent report, see the number of resumes with specified skills and education level.  

County Economic Profiles: Commuting Patterns

Worker Inflow and Outflow Reports

Data for the county Inflow-Outflow reports are from Unemployment Compensation wage records. They were processed by the U.S. Census as part of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program. Current and archived reports can be found using the Worker Inflow and Outflow Reports or the County Economic Profiles.


TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online! These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need. 


Work Opportunity Tax Credit Dashboard

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides federal tax credits to Ohio employers that hire individuals from one of several target groups.

The Federal Bonding Program

The Federal Bonding Program gives employers peace of mind and individuals with difficult backgrounds second chances. Employers can get $5,000 worth of FREE fidelity bond coverage for each at-risk, hard-to place job seeker they hire. 

Ohio Employment Status Dashboard

Use the Ohio Employment Status Dashboard as an alternate way to view labor market data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Explore demographic categories such as Race/Ethnicity, Age, Sex, Poverty/Disability, and Education for various labor market measures.



OhioMeansJobs | Ohio.gov

OhioMeansJobs.com is Ohio's free, online career counseling center that connects businesses to job seekers and provides career services to all Ohioans. 


JobsOhio, the state's unique private economic development corporation, acts as a catalyst for high-growth business investments and job creation that are helping propel the state's ingenuity and ambition. 

Business Finder | CareerOneStop

The Business Finder can be used to locate businesses that may be hiring in your field. Search by business name, industry, occupation, and location. 

Apprenticeship in Ohio

Visit Apprentice.Ohio.Gov to learn more about what an apprentice is, the benefits of becoming an apprentice, opportunities, and how to apply.

Ohio Leading Indicators

The Ohio Leading Indicators report uses an annualized growth rate to forecast employment growth for Ohio and its eight largest MSAs for the next six months. The model examines seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment. These data are seasonally adjusted by the leading indicators model and should not be compared to other seasonally adjusted data.

Office of Workforce Development | Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

The Office of Workforce Development provides information and tools to Ohio's workforce system. The office administers federal programs that create a comprehensive statewide workforce system of employment services; hiring support and tax credits; and labor market information to employers and workers. 

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)

Compare the number of monthly job openings to the estimated number of unemployed people. This map shows how tight each state's labor market is. Numbers less than one signal more jobs than workers.