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Reports: Ohio Workers More Productive But Wages Declining

A new report says Ohio workers are more productive and better educated, but they aren't necessarily making more money. The report by the progressive-leaning think tanks Policy Matters Ohio shows worker productivity in Ohio grew by nearly 67 percent between 1979 and 2013, while median hourly wages fell by 1.1 percent when adjusted for inflation. Ohio's median hourly wage of $15.81 last year ranks slightly above 2012 but well below the highs of $17.11 and $17.12 in 1999 and 1979 respectively.  Ohio's median wage is nearly 90 cents less per hour than the national median.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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