Down 6,195 Jobs in Lorain County

by | Jun 26, 2017

By Laurie Hamame, Oberlin News-Tribune

 

In job growth, Lorain County is significantly under-performing the state and the nation.

 

It lost 6,195 jobs from 2001 to 2016, according to a Lorain County Urban League economic forum held June 23 at the Hotel at Oberlin.

 

Jobs declined statewide as well, but only at a rate of 2.3 percent — and in the last 15 years, the nation grew 9.1 percent.

 

Kevin Alin is a representative of the Fund for Economic Future, formed in 2004 to transform the Northeast Ohio economy so it’s accessible and equitable for all residents.

 

Continue to full story here.