Columbus jobs – least worst

by Maureen McCabe on January 20, 2009

Jobs… job loss. In times like these is being “the least worst” the best? Is “least worse” the same as the best?

The Columbus Dispatch says:

Columbus, which falls just short of having 1 million workers, also has a decline of 0.8 percent, which is best in Ohio. Or maybe it’s the least worst.

In ‘Urban job-loss forecast not as awful for Columbus’ By Dan Gearino Columbus is compared to Ohio cities and cities across the US when it comes to projected job loss in this recession.

Columbus “not as awful”
Columbus “least worst”

Today’s Columbus Dispatch article has various projections for employment in Columbus from the mayors conference, from the Chamber of Commerce, from experts.

An article six days ago in The Columbus Dispatch ‘Update: Battelle to invest $200 million in area, add 200 jobs’ talked about expansion in jobs for one Central Ohio employer in three communities, Columbus, Dublin and Madison County.

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1 buckblog January 20, 2009 at 09:47 am

We are fortunate that Columbus has a broad job base, not overly dependent on something like automotive or housing. Additionally being the seat state government is another relatively stable job pool.

Columbus could be hurt though through a consolidating financial services industry which would likely cost Columbus jobs. Also since Columbus has so many service industry jobs those could be on the chopping block as people have less disposable income.

2 Maureen McCabe January 20, 2009 at 07:40 pm

Thanks for the comment Paul.

The University, state government, some tech, some finance, some insurance… we are fortunate, better than a lot of places now.

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