Sunday, February 21, 2010

State of the State - Part 1

I was given a copy of the recently released State of the State from The Buckeye Institute For Public Policy Solutions. Here are some interesting stats from the report:

  • In nineteen years, Ohio's job market only created a net 176,100 new jobs, or just over 9,000 jobs per year
  • Ohio is the 7th largest tax burdened state, if you include state and local taxes
  • The 176,100 new jobs created were in the private sector; 75,100 government jobs were added for the same time period
  • After the technology crashes in 2000 and after 9/11, Ohio lost more jobs than every state expect Michigan. From 2000 to 2009, Ohio lost a total of 544,100 private-sector jobs.

But there is good news for Licking County. Stay tuned. . .

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