The Dayton region’s manufacturing sector outperformed all of Ohio’s other major cities in February. However, the data is preliminary and will be revised in coming months.
Manufacturing employment in the three county region increased 3.6 percent in February, which bested Cleveland (3.6 percent increase in jobs); Columbus (1.8 percent increase); Cincinnati (0.9 percent increase); Akron (0.8 percent increase); and Youngstown (0.1 percent increase).
Manufacturing employment fell, year-over-year, in Toledo, Canton and in other cities.
There will be more than 150 companies participating in the OhioMeansJobs Montgomery County & Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 2018 Spring Job Fair, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 25. A variety of manufacturing firms will participate in the event. A partial list of employers who will be attending the job fair can be found here.
Manufacturing was one of the bright spots of the national economy in March, with employment rising by 22,000 jobs, with all of the gain in the production of durable goods components, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said earlier this month.
In the last year, manufacturing has added 232,000 jobs, with durable goods manufacturing accounting for about three-fourths of the jobs added, the government said.
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