Ohio’s stagnant job growth continued through July. According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio ranks 46th in the nation in year-to-year job growth when comparing July, 2012 to July, 2013.
Compared to other states, Ohio’s continues to rank in the bottom five of all states for yearly job growth. On a year-to-year basis, Ohio’s job growth rate was a minuscule .73 percent in July. Only four states –Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Alaska – added jobs at a slower rate during the same time period.