Ohio Employment Statistics

  • 297,332 employers
  • 5,404,815 employees
  • $973 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 11.6% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 7.2% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Ohio Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 7,746 more businesses
  • 460,845 more employees
  • 9.3% increase in total wages
  • $9,675 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 23.7% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Ohio Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Cuyahoga County Ohio, 34,723
County with the Most Employees: Franklin County Ohio, 630,713
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Union County Ohio, $1,141
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Monroe County Ohio, 10.4%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Ohio, see: Ohio Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Ohio see:Ohio Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 5,581,520 employed workers
  • 235,223 unemployed workers
  • 4.0% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Ohio, see: Ohio Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 300,707 employers, up 1.5% from 296,131
  • 5,463,749 employees, up 0.6% from 5,428,538
  • $965 average weekly wage, up 3.4% from $933
  • The average weekly wage is 11.9% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 9.2% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Ohio, see: Ohio Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.