Report Finds Problems with Wages, Locations of Northeast Ohio Job Growth | WOSU Radio

Report Finds Problems with Wages, Locations of Northeast Ohio Job Growth

Feb 12, 2019
Originally published on February 13, 2019 3:41 pm

The economy may be growing nationally, but Northeast Ohio isn’t keeping up.

The newly released Two Tomorrows scorecard from the nonprofit Fund for Our Economic Future finds nearly 50 percent of recently created jobs pay below a living wage. In addition, there has been a 22 percent decline in jobs residents can reasonably commute to.

The Fund’s Vice President Bethia Burke says knowing where the problems are can help them work toward a goal.

“What we looked at were outcomes around these measures of having a continuously, regenerating economy with good jobs and rising incomes for all,” Burke said.

Burke believes bringing jobs closer to neighborhoods and reducing employment barriers are keys to making the regional economy grow.

Editor's note:  This story originally referred to the information coming from a newly released report.  The report itself was released a year ago.  The information actually comes from a scorecard released this month.

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