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There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. In this analysis, each element is measured relative to the national average and summed together to obtain an overall measure of workforce productivity. Based on this state and local government workforce productivity index, Ohio has the seventeenth least productive state and local government workforce in the country.

 

Click here to view our full government workforce data app with details by state, by county, level of government, and over time.

 

 

In 2016, #Ohio had the 17th least productive state and local #government workforce in the country http://bit.ly/2BDEhpN @keypolicydata #OHpol #OHleg #OHsen #OHgov (click to tweet)

 

As shown in Chart 1, for state and local government employment in 2016, Ohio employed 14.4 employees for every 100 employees in the private sector (employment ratio) which is -8 percent below the national average of 15.7 and is 10th lowest ratio in the country.

 

 Chart 1 Ohio State and Local Government Employees per 100 Private Sector Employees Rank 2016.jpg

 

In 2016, #Ohio state & local #government employed 14.4 for every 100 employed in private sector—the 10th lowest ratio in the country and -8 percent below US average http://bit.ly/2BDEhpN @keypolicydata #OHpol #OHleg #OHsen #OHgov (click to tweet)

 

Additionally, Ohio’s employment ratio has been increasing. As shown in Chart 2, between 1969 and 2016, the employment ratio grew by 16 percent to 14.4 in 2016 from 12.5 in 1969. This growth is faster the national average which increased by 2 percent to 15.7 in 2016 from 15.4 in 1969.

 

 Chart 2 Ohio State and Local Employment Ratio vs. U.S. Average 1969 to 2016.JPG

 

As shown in Chart 3, for state and local government compensation in 2016, Ohio government employees earning 19 percent more than those in the private sector (compensation ratio) which is 37 percent higher than the national average of 14 percent and is the 15th highest compensation ratio in the country.

 

 Chart 3 Ohio State and Local Government Compensation as a Percent of the Private Sector Rank 2016.jpg

 

In 2016, #Ohio state & local #government compensation was 19% higher than in the private sector—the 15th highest ratio in the country and 37 percent above US average http://bit.ly/2BDEhpN @keypolicydata #OHpol #OHleg #OHsen #OHgov (click to tweet)

 

Additionally, Ohio’s compensation ratio has been increasing. As shown in Chart 4, between 1969 and 2016, the compensation ratio increased by 34 percentage points to 19 percent in 2016 from -15 percent in 1969. This is a faster growth rate than the national average which increased by 15 percentage points to 14 percent in 2016 from -1 percent in 1969.

 

 Chart 4 Ohio State and Local Compensation Ratio vs. U.S. Average 1969 to 2016.JPG

 

As shown in Chart 5, it is state and local benefits that are responsible for Ohio’s high government compensation ratio. For state and local wages and salaries in 2016, Ohio employees earn -2 percent less than those in the private sector which is the 18th highest wages and salaries ratio in the country and higher than the national average of -8 percent.

 

 Chart 5 Ohio Components of State and Local Compensation Ratio 1969 to 2016.JPG

 

For state and local benefits in 2016, Ohio employees earn 120 percent more than those in the private sector which is -6 percent lower than the national average of 127 percent and is the 14th highest benefit ratio in the country.

 

 

Click here to view our full government workforce data app with details by state, by county, level of government, and over time.

 

Of course, efficiency for local government helps to be measured on a more local scale. As such, we have also calculated the employment and compensations ratios of local government workers for every county in Ohio.

 

The Ohio counties with the highest local government employment ratios include:

  • Meigs County, OH (38.9)
  • Morrow County, OH (33.5)
  • Monroe County, OH (33.3)
  • Vinton County, OH (32.6)
  • Perry County, OH (32.0)
  • Paulding County, OH (29.6)
  • Adams County, OH (29.0)
  • Hocking County, OH (26.1)
  • Morgan County, OH (25.8)
  • Highland County, OH (25.2)

The Ohio counties with the lowest local government employment ratios include:

  • Warren County, OH (9.9)
  • Lucas County, OH (9.2)
  • Shelby County, OH (9.0)
  • Butler County, OH (8.9)
  • Summit County, OH (8.7)
  • Delaware County, OH (8.6)
  • Holmes County, OH (8.2)
  • Franklin County, OH (7.6)
  • Hamilton County, OH (7.1)
  • Hancock County, OH (6.8)

The Ohio counties with the highest local government compensation ratios include:

  • Athens County, OH (49 percent)
  • Hocking County, OH (49 percent)
  • Fairfield County, OH (48 percent)
  • Lawrence County, OH (41 percent)
  • Fayette County, OH (41 percent)
  • Erie County, OH (40 percent)
  • Portage County, OH (40 percent)
  • Meigs County, OH (38 percent)
  • Highland County, OH (37 percent)
  • Mahoning County, OH (36 percent)

The Ohio counties with the lowest local government compensation ratios include:

  • Knox County, OH (5 percent)
  • Carroll County, OH (5 percent)
  • Logan County, OH (5 percent)
  • Hancock County, OH (4 percent)
  • Hamilton County, OH (2 percent)
  • Washington County, OH (0 percent)
  • Union County, OH (-2 percent)
  • Harrison County, OH (-4 percent)
  • Shelby County, OH (-4 percent)
  • Pike County, OH (-5 percent)

 

Overall, it is Ohio’s high compensation ratio, driven by benefits, that is the primary reason for Ohio having the 17th worst state and local government workforce productivity index.

 

Read more about the "government workforce productivity Index" methodology here.

 

Click here to view our full government workforce data app with details by state, by county, level of government, and over time.

 

 

Finally, don’t forget to watch our exclusive time-lapse video of our state and local government workforce productivity index over the last 47 years! See if your state has been above or below the national average?

 

 


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