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Study: Ohio Behind In Making Up Great Recession Blue-Collar Job Losses

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The progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio says President Trump has fallen short so far on his promise to restore blue-collar jobs. Ohio has lost more than 2 thousand manufacturing jobs since December, while adding more than 8 thousand construction jobs. But researcher Hannah Halbert says Ohio needs to add nearly 84 thousand blue collar jobs to reach pre-Great Recession levels.

Halbert says Trump administration labor policies limiting protections for workers will likely hurt blue-collar and many other workers in the state.

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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