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

Aug 22, 2017


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.