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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Ohio


Fast Facts: Ohio is routinely a ‘swing’ state in U.S. Presidential elections, which is also appropriate as Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The capital is Columbus; other major cities include Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton.

Ohio Careers: The 2008 U.S. Census estimated Ohio’s population at almost 11.5 million. Forbes recently ranked Ohio as the 39th “Best State for Business.”

Ohio Career Education: Ohio ranked 11th in a 2009 K-12 “Academic Achievement” study by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Ohio Economy: Ohio can easily ‘wash its hands’ of a matter in being home to the largest U.S. soap factory.

For details and sources, click the “Career Information” tab below.



Ohio Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location…:  Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state. Based on area, Ohio is the 34th largest state in the nation.

Cities:  Major cities include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.

Behind the Name:  The official nickname of the state of Ohio is the “Buckeye State.”

A Closer Look:  Ohio is nationally known for its status as a swing state in Presidential elections. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, welcoming visitors since its construction in 1995.

Did You Know?  Ohio is the birthplace of both the first professional baseball team and the hot dog. [Ed. Note:  No wonder you can’t find a team today without a bunch of ‘hot dogs.’]

Ohio Careers and Employment:

Population:  11,485,910 (1.2% increase since 2000) - 51.2% Female, 48.8% Male (2008 U.S. Census Bureau).

Business Environment:  Ranked 39th in Forbes Magazine’s “Best States for Business,” 2008.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid employees, according to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau study: (1) manufacturing; (2) health care and social assistance; (3) retail trade; (4) accommodation and food services; and (5) administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

Taxes:  Income Tax, 0.618% to 6.24% and Sales Tax, 5.5% (Federation of Tax Administrators).

Cost of Living:  93.4 in relation to the “National Average” of 100 (Federal Cost of Living Index).

Quality of Life:  Ranked 36th of 50 states by CNBC, 2009.

Weather:  Average Temperature (In °F) – Jan: 26.50; Apr: 49.07; July: 72.78; Oct: 52.54 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

K-12:  Ranked 11th of 50 states in “Academic Achievement” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

Ohio Economics:

In General:  Manufacturing serves as the most profitable industry in Ohio, but service, trade and finance careers are each important economic contributors.  The jobs available in Ohio are split between the service industry (35%), wholesale and retail trade (22%), manufacturing (17%), and the finance, insurance and real estate industry (32%).

Agriculture:  Ohio is one of the leading national producers of eggs, soybeans and corn.

Manufacturing:  A great majority of Ohio’s manufacturing activity is within the transportation segment, as Ohio assembles automobiles and trucks and also makes parts for motor vehicles and aircrafts. Ohio also produces soaps, industrial chemicals and paints and varnishes.

Mining:  Coal is the number one source of income in Ohio’s mining industry, followed by natural gas. Ohio also leads all other states in the production of building sandstone and limestone used to produce cement, chemicals, fertilizer and steel.

Did You Know?  The cleanest state:  Ohio serves is home to the largest soap factory in the country.

Ohio Education:

Find Colleges and Universities in Ohio, here.


Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; Netstate.com; Education-Portal.com; USCollegeSearch.org; and Wikipedia.com.


General Information
11,326,467 Population (as of 2000)2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
11,670,323 Population (current)$90,003 Average House Value (as of 2000)
40,914.9 Square Miles of Land$40,058 Average House Income (as of 2000)
128.8 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
268,986 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$36,979,956,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
4,642,589 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$152,267,535,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
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Median Ages (as of 2000)
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