Ohio Labor Market Information

Employment Projections

Long-Term Projections

  • The Ohio Job Outlook includes industry and occupational employment projections for Ohio, the six regions of the JobsOhio Network (map), and eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (map).
Long-Term Projections
Ohio to 2030 JobsOhio Regions to 2030 MSAs to 2030
Ohio Job Outlook 2020-2030 Southwest Ohio PDF, EXCEL Akron PDF, EXCEL
Industry Tables Northeast Ohio PDF, EXCEL Canton-Massillon PDF, EXCEL
Occupational Tables Central Ohio PDF, EXCEL Cincinnati PDF, EXCEL *Identical to Southwest Ohio JobsOhio Region
All Ohio Tables West Ohio PDF, EXCEL Cleveland-Elyria PDF, EXCEL
Education and Training Southeast Ohio PDF, EXCEL Columbus PDF, EXCEL
  Northwest Ohio PDF, EXCEL Dayton PDF, EXCEL
    Toledo PDF, EXCEL
    Youngstown-Warren-Boardman PDF, EXCEL

The Occupational Trends Pamphlet identifies occupations with favorable job prospects.

Short-Term Projections

About Employment Projections

Publications present projections of industry and occupational employment, projected annual job openings, average wages, and education or training level for each occupation. The statewide data for Ohio also includes labor force size by age and gender. Projections are available for Ohio, the six regions of the JobsOhio Network, and eight large metropolitan areas. For more information about Ohio Employment Projections, contact Lewis Horner, Assistant Bureau Chief, at Lewis.Horner@jfs.ohio.gov or (614) 752-9494.

Note: Projections of occupational growth for all states and the nation as a whole are available at State Occupational Projections.

Data Source

Projections are developed from a variety of data sources, including:

  • U.S. Department of Labor's Current Population Survey for labor force data.
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES or ES790), a federal-state program that gathers data on employment and earnings in goods-producing and service-producing industries in Ohio and selected metropolitan areas.
  • Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW or ES-202), a federal- state program that summarizes employment, wage and contribution data from employers subject to state unemployment laws, as well as workers covered by unemployment compensation for federal employees.
  • The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS), a federal-state program that provides occupational employment and wage data for wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments. All industries are surveyed except private households, agricultural production, forestry, fishing, the military, self-employed and unpaid family workers.
  • National projections developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Level of Detail


Updated biennially.


Labor Market Projections are used primarily for planning education & training programs and for career counseling.


As with all forecasts and projections, Labor Market Projections are subject to error, especially if events negate underlying assumptions. Generally, relative error increases with smaller industries, occupations and areas.