Cincinnati tripled its prior year job growth in 2018

Job growth in the 15-county Greater Cincinnati region rose dramatically last year, with 24,900 jobs added — “more than triple the growth” of 2017’s 6,900 new jobs, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports. Those numbers reflect a 2.3 percent growth rate for 2018 compared to 0.6 percent for 2017. Janet Harrah, senior director of Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Analysis and Development, “pointed out the local economy has increased jobs for 96 consecutive months,” according to the article. The service sector created the most jobs, with 19,700, while “[p]rofessional and business services jobs increased by 4,700.” For more, read the full article.

Economic Development, State Updates