Ohio Labor Market Information

Employment Projections

The Bureau of Labor Market Information's Workforce Research section is responsible for producing and disseminating all the products and activities required by the federal Workforce and Labor Market Information Grant, including industry and occupation 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).

Occupational Projections Data Search Tool
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
Ohio's Short-Term Employment Outlook provides industry and occupational employment forecasts from first quarter 2022 through first quarter 2024. Interim projections are an indicator of current employment trends and best used in combination with additional labor market information.
The Occupational Trends Pamphlet identifies occupations with favorable job prospects.

Ohio Leading Economic 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.

Ohio Leading Indicators Frequently Asked Questions

Tools & Resources

Industry Employment Projections

Occupational Employment Projections

Users can obtain industry and occupational employment projections for Ohio, the eight largest MSAs and the six JobsOhio regions.

Occupational Employment Projections

Explore Ohio's Employment Projections through 2030, including projected jobs, annual openings, education requirements, and median wages. Data can be viewed for Ohio and select substate areas.

Details & Definitions

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

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), 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), 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

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

Produce annual short-term (two-year) industry and occupational employment projections at the statewide level and long-term (10-year) industry and occupational employment projections for the state, the eight largest MSAs, and JobsOhio regions.

The frequency varies with each product:

  • Short-Term Projections, annually
  • Long-Term Projections, biennially
  • Occupational Trends Pamphlet, biennially
  • Leading Indicators, monthly.

Projections are available for Ohio, the six regions of the JobsOhio Network, and eight large metropolitan areas.

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.