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NOTE: Beginning October 2002, all Covered Employment and Wages publications are based on the new North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). All previous publications were based on the former Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system. Because of industry code changes between years, there may be substantial employment and wage shifts among industries. More Details

Follow the links below for approximate workforce and population data within a 25 and 40-mile radius of communities with available industrial sites and buildings in Portage County. 

Aurora LMI | Brimfield LMI | Garrettsville LMI | Hiram | Kent LMI | Ravenna LMI
Rootstown LMI | Shalersville LMI | Streetsboro LMI | Tallmadge LMI

Portage County, Ohio Employment Trends Civilian Labor Force Estimates

Portage County LMI County
2004
County
2005
County
2006
County
2007
County
2008

State 2008

Civilian Labor Force 85,700 88,800

90,500

91,000

92,700

5,971,900

Employment 81,000 83,800 85,800 86,100

86,900

5,582,100
Unemployment 4,700 4,700 4,700 4,900

5,800

389,700
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.6%

5.1%

5.4% 6.3% 6.5%
Source: Ohio Department of Development - Office of Strategic Research - County Profiles 2008
Source: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services - Bureau of Labor Market Information.
 

Portage County -- Civilian Labor Force Estimates for 2008 & 2009

Month / Year Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
June - 2008 93,200 87,400 5,800 6.2%
July - 2008 93,900 87,800 6,100 6.5%
August - 2008 93,300 87,400 5,900 6.3%
September - 2008 92,900 87,200 5,700 6.1%
October - 2008 92,800 87,200 5,600 6.0%
November - 2008 92,300 86,400 5,900 6.4%
December - 2008 92,800 85,500 7,300 7.8%
January - 2009 91,400 82,100 9,300 10.2%
February - 2009 91,900 82,500 9,500 10.3%
March - 2009 91,600 82,100 9,500 10.4%
April - 2009 92,200 82,800 9,400 10.2%
May - 2009 92,800 83,500 9,300 10.0%
June - 2009 92,900 82,800 10,000 10.8%

Source:  Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services - Bureau of Labor Market Information.
http://www.state.oh.us/odjfs/releases/  

 

Portage County, Ohio - Employment by Industrial Sector

LMI (Covered Employment)

Number of Establishments 2006

Average Employment 2006 Average Weekly Wage 2006
All Industries Private Sector 3,147 41,411 $633
Goods-Producing - - -
     Natural Resources and Mining 50 548 $730
     Construction 430 2,372 $719
     Manufacturing 288 12,283 $867
Service-Providing - - -
     Trade/Transportation/Utilities 777 9,138 $618
     Information 41 421 $706
     Financial Services 268 1,311 $599
     Professional and Business Services 459 3,701 $679
     Education and Health Services 226 4,042 $532
     Leisure and Hospitality 318 5,909 $233
     Other Services 282 1,668 $398
     Unclassified 9 19 $592
Government - - -
     Federal/State - 4,333 $942
     Local - 7,768 $697
Source:  Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and ODOD County Profiles - 2007

Portage County, Ohio Top 10 Employers

No. Name of Employer Community Number of Employees
1 Kent State University Kent 3,150
2 Robinson Memorial Hospital Ravenna 1,520
3 Portage County Government Ravenna 1,057
4 Kent City School District Kent 606
5 GE Lighting, Inc. Ravenna 600
6 McMaster-Carr Supply Company Aurora

552

7

St. Gobain Performance Plastics Aurora, Ravenna, Mantua 508
8 Ravenna City School District Ravenna 499
9 Step II Corporation Streetsboro 459
10 East Manufacturing Randolph 450
Source:  Portage County Enterprise Zone Agreements, Harris InfoSource Book, Greater Akron Chamber and company web sites. Note: Follow this link for Top 25 Employers in PDF and Excel

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