Ranks Of Ohio's Self-Employed Decline

Feb 28, 2013

The Dayton Daily News reports Ohio's level of self-employment is at its lowest since 2001 and the state now has one of the lowest rates in the nation.

5.6 percent of Ohioans holding jobs are self-employed, a rate lower than 41 other states. The level of self-employed Ohioans has declined because traditional self-employment industries such as construction and real estate have been slow to rebound from the effects of The Great Recession. Some economists say the state's economy and job growth is concentrated in fields that are not ideal for self-employment.