Ohio Quarterly Workforce Report Q3 2016

Employer demand for advanced manufacturing jobs related to lightweighting in Ohio, gauged by online job postings, increased by 2,500 ads between Q2 and Q3 2016, following three consecutive quarters of decline. The 21,700 ads posted during Q3r represented a 12.9% increase over the 19,200 ads during Q2 2016. Despite the decline in demand during the first half of 2016, online postings remain high relative to previous years. Furthermore, 2016 marked the sixth consecutive year of employment growth for lightweighting-related jobs in Ohio since the depths of the Great Recession in 2010. In 2010, only 651,800 Ohio workers were employed in lightweighting-related advanced manufacturing jobs, and in 2016, employment reached over 735,000, a 12.8% increase.