Since 1990, the number of private sector jobs in Ohio has grown by 9.7 percent. Ohio still has a long way to go before recovering all the jobs the state lost during the economic downturn and recession of the last decade. Since 1990, the average forced unionization state has grown at nearly double the rate of Ohio. The average worker freedom state has grown 43.9 percent during this time period, having over four times the growth rate of Ohio. Right-to-work states are dominating the economic recovery.
In the last four years, Ohio has experienced positive job growth and is starting to gain back some of the jobs lost in previous years.