- 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).
|Ohio to 2028
||JobsOhio Regions to 2026
||MSAs to 2026
|Ohio Job Outlook 2018-2028
||Southwest Ohio PDF, EXCEL
||Akron PDF, EXCEL
||Northeast Ohio PDF, EXCEL
||Canton-Massillon PDF, EXCEL
||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
Industry Snapshot Reports
- The Industry Snapshot reports are select industry reports of long-term (2018-2028) employment projections for industry clusters and business functions that align with the sectors targeted by JobsOhio. Choose from the following industry clusters:
- Ohio's Short-Term Employment Outlook provides industry and occupational employment forecasts from first quarter 2019 through first quarter 2021. Interim projections are an indicator of current employment trends and best used in combination with additional labor market information.
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) 466-9824.
Note: Projections of occupational growth for all states and the nation as a whole are available at State Occupational Projections.
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 Statistics (OES), 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
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.