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Region will see addition of 123,000 jobs over the next decade

YOUNGSTOWN — The Northeast Ohio area is expected to see 123,000 jobs added over the next decade.

Team NEO’s latest Cleveland Plus Economic Review looks at occupations in the 18-county region of Ohio.

The report, released Tuesday, found there will be 85,000 health care job openings by 2025.

The area will have a total of 640,000 job openings over the next decade in health care, manufacturing, sales and administrative occupations.

The added 123,000 jobs over the next decade will increase total employment by 6 percent, bringing the total workforce to 2.041 million people.

The report also looked at what the region’s workforce looks like. The population here is older than the U.S. as a whole with a higher number of workers in the 45-and-older age group. These workers are closer to retirement, which means job openings in the future.

The region’s occupations with the highest concentration of workers include both traditional and growing industries. In Northeast Ohio, production has a 52 percent higher concentration of workers compared with the U.S.

Health care support has a 38 percent higher concentration, and health care practitioners and technical workers combined is 22 percent higher.

Team NEO, an economic-development organization, uses Moody’s Economy.com and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and Ohio’s Labor Marketing Information to aggregate regional figures.

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This article was from Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.