Cincinnati and Columbus have regained the jobs each metro area lost during the 2007-09 recession, says a United States Conference of Mayors' report based on Labor Department and other government data. Cleveland won't recover all its recession-era job losses for nearly two more years.
The three metro areas represent Ohio's largest labor markets, each with more than 1 million jobs.
"Though the Cleveland area lags its large metro counterparts in recovering jobs, it will bounce back before some other areas in the state," Olivera Perkins writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer
. "For example, the Dayton and Toledo areas aren't projected to recover their lost jobs until after 2021."
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