ECONOMIC INDICATORS

POVERTY AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Economic Indicators project provides continually updated information on poverty, earnings, and the economy in all Ohio counties and communities, with related demographics. In Ohio, Economic Indicators data include annual  income trends for all 612 Ohio school districts. Detailed data are also available on job growth and payroll earnings in all Ohio counties covering years between 1979-1990-2008, including measures of the very large job losses suffered by Cleveland and Ohio during the 2000s recession that has lingered longer in Ohio than it did elsewhere in the United States. In Cleveland the recession has been horribly catastrophic, with Cuyahoga County losing a staggering 16.5% of all its jobs, a job loss of 132,712 jobs.  The most recent income measures in Ohio show that thedamage from this recession has been severe among both low income communities and affluent communities on a statewide basis. All Economic Indicators information is available free upon inquiry by phone, e-mail, snail mail, and this web site. These analyses include a wide variety of research on the impact of economic trends on the well being of Ohio residents.

The Economic Indicators project closely follows trends in the business cycle within the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain-Elyria region. Current data show that the Ohio labor market never recovered from the 2000s recession, which has been over since 2002 in the United States, but which lingers in Ohio to this day, and which has been made much worse by the 2007-2010 United States national recession.

The project operates through the generous support of the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners.

Current Update to New Claims for Unemployment in Ohio and in Cleveland-Akron-Lorain-Elyria (weekly)

Ohio's Record Breaking Streak of Consecutive Months of Job Growth Below the USA National Average Stopped at 172 Consecutive Months; 14 Years and four months;   Ohio with Current Streak of 21 Consecutive months of Job Growth Below USA Average; Ohio Job Loss since June 2007 now at -146,000 -2.7% and -146,000 -2.7% since May 2000; Large Downward Revisions in Annual Benchmark Revision to January 2014 Data Correct former Ohio Job Overestimates and Underestimates (monthly)

Third Quarter 2013 Update to Job and Earnings Trends in all 88 Ohio Counties; Ohio loses 412,370 Jobs During 2000s Recession; 7.7% of Ohio Jobs Gone, 29.3% of Ohio Manufacturing Jobs Gone; but Ohio gains 73,751 jobs through 3Q 2013, ending Ohio's Huge Job Losses in an Extremely Slow Recovery; Of 16 northeast Ohio counties only one county, Carroll County, has recovered the Jobs that it Lost during the 2007 "Great Recession", Average Wage of a Job in Ohio Declines by -0.1% during 3Q 2013 (quarterly)

Second Quarter 2013 Update to Job and Earnings Trends in all 88 Ohio Counties; Ohio loses 466,022 Jobs During 2000s Recession; 8.6% of Ohio Jobs Gone, 31.3% of Ohio Manufacturing Jobs Gone; but Ohio gains 51,826 jobs through 2Q 2013, ending Ohio's Huge Job Losses in an Extremely Slow Recovery; Of 16 northeast Ohio counties only one county, Carroll County, has recovered the Jobs that it Lost during the 2007 "Great Recession", Average Wage of a Job in Ohio Declines by -0.1% during 2Q 2013 (quarterly)

Third Quarter 2010 Update to Job and Earnings Trends in all 88 Ohio Counties; Ohio loses 586,592 Jobs During 2000s Recession; 10.9% of Ohio Jobs Gone, 33.6% of Ohio Manufacturing Jobs Gone; but Ohio gains 1,150 jobs through 3Q 2010, ending Ohio's Huge Job Losses in an Extremely Slow Recovery (quarterly)

Third Quarter 2009 Update to Job and Earnings Trends in all 88 Ohio Counties; Ohio loses 587,743 Jobs During 2000s Recession; 10.9% of Ohio Jobs Gone (quarterly)

Second Quarter 2008 Update to Job and Earnings Trends in All 88 Ohio Counties; Ohio Loses 262,383 Jobs During 2000s Recession (quarterly)

Depth of Recent Recessions: 16 Ohio Counties Lose More Jobs During 2000s Recession than They Lost During Brutal 1979-1983 Recession

Income Trends and Income Inequality in Ohio Communities (annual)

Median Income Trend in Cuyahoga County Communities (annual)

Cuyahoga County Job Losses 2002-2010 Drastically Different in the City of Cleveland and in the Suburbs; $3.1 Billion in Earnings Vanish in only Eight Years; 2007-2009 Recession Hits Suburbs Hard (annual)

Current Update to Cuyahoga County Sales Tax Trend (monthly)

Poverty reports from the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, The State of Poverty in Ohio: 2002 and 2003  and 2004 and 2005 and 2006 are still available from OACAA.

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

George Zeller, Economic Research Analyst
3492 West 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44111

phone (216) 941-3366

e-mail georgez@nacs.net

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