Ohio manufacturing jobs grow at steady pace

The Columbus Dispatch

November 21, 2013

Ohio gained 5,761 manufacturing jobs from September 2012 to September 2013, about 0.5 percent, matching last year's 0.5 percent gain, according to the 2014 Ohio Manufacturers Directory, a database published by Manufacturers' News Inc. of Evanston, Ill.

Ohio is home to 17,261 manufacturers employing 876,144 workers, the organization said on Monday.

Northeastern Ohio accounts for the largest share of the state's industrial employment, with 324,355 jobs, up 1.2 percent over the year.

Southwestern Ohio accounts for 210,961 jobs, with no significant change reported.

Northwestern Ohio is home to 128,931 industrial workers, up 2 percent.