Ohio Annual Workforce Report 2017

Employer demand for advanced manufacturing jobs related to lightweighting processes in Ohio, gauged by online job postings, decreased by 3,411 ads between Q3 and Q4 2017. The 16,235 ads posted during Q4 2017 represent the lowest level of demand since 2013. Online postings have generally been declining since peaking at 30,929 ads in Q3 2015. However, 2017 marked the seventh consecutive year of employment growth for lightweighting-related jobs in Ohio since the depths of the Great Recession in 2010. In 2010, only 650,000 Ohio workers were employed in lightweighting- related advanced manufacturing jobs, and in 2017, employment reached over 744,000.