Ohio Worker Freedom Report

Based on the most recent revisions of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) industry sector data, worker freedom states have grown 43.6 percent since 1990, while forced unionization states have only grown 18.1 percent in terms of private sector job.  Ohio only grew half the amount of the average forced unionization state at 9.4 percent.  The top six states for economic growth were right-to-work states, and the bottom 12 states were all forced unionization states (including Michigan since it switched to worker freedom about a year ago).  Overall since 1990, Ohio ranked 5th worst for job growth.  However, since 2011 when Governor John Kasich took office, Ohio has ranked 27th best.  For the year 2013, Ohio ranked 37th best.

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