The 10 Hottest Job Markets In Ohio For 2020

Kathy Morris
by Kathy Morris
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Anticipating a job hunt in 2020?

If so, you might be nervous about the state of your local job market or curious how it stacks up to rival cities. Cities in the same state can have dramatically different job markets. Job hunting in one part of the state can be a piece of cake, while in another city it can be a herculean task to just land an interview.

Here at Zippia, we love math (and jobs!), so we delved into the data to determine where in 2020 it was easiest to find a job in Ohio.

Here are the ten hottest job markets in Ohio.

There you have it, folks- the ten cities where it was easiest to get a job in Ohio. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown of how we reached these results. Your city not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see where it landed on the full list.

How we determined the best job markets in Ohio

We used the most recent Census American Community Survey to pull data for the main Ohio metro areas. We only looked at cities with a working civilian population above 5,000.

While unemployment rate can tell you a lot about the local job market, it is simply one metric and job markets are complex entities. We opted to take a more in-depth look at the best job market in Ohio.

Each metro-area was ranked 1-to-166 in four categories:

  • Unemployment Rate
  • Change In Unemployment Rate
  • Household Income Change
  • Current Average Household Income

The lower the score in each category the better. For example, the Sharonville area had the lowest unemployment rate at 1.0%, earning it the #1 spot for unemployment rate. The four ranked categories were then averaged together to produce our final list. The final list ranks the 166 metro areas from 1-to-166. Once again, the lower the score, the stronger the job market.

1. Bay Village

Bay Village, OH

Unemployment Rate: 2.36%
Average Income: $137,083

2. Aurora

Aurora, OH

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 3.23%
Average Income: $122,786

3. Avon Lake

Avon Lake, OH

Unemployment Rate: 2.45%
Average Income: $114,610

4. Beachwood

Beachwood, OH

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 2.71%
Average Income: $132,541

5. Powell

Powell, OH

Unemployment Rate: 3.88%
Average Income: $175,374

6. Broadview Heights

Broadview Heights, OH

Unemployment Rate: 2.65%
Average Income: $119,483

7. Hudson

Hudson, OH

Unemployment Rate: 3.78%
Average Income: $167,699

8. New Albany

New Albany, OH

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 3.85%
Average Income: $264,639

9. Bexley

Bexley, OH

Source: Wikipedia User | GFDL

Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Average Income: $148,157

10. Dublin

Dublin, OH

Unemployment Rate: 3.11%
Average Income: $174,805

MEASURING THE BEST JOB MARKETS In Ohio

You might be reading this and thinking, ‘Hey, I live in Sharonville and have been unemployed for months- this can’t be right!’ That’s entirely possible.

While Sharonville and the surrounding metro area have the hottest job market in Ohio, personal finances can be, well, personal. Education, work experience, and occupation all play a big role in securing a job. However, overall, job seekers in Sharonville will have an easier time than those in cities near the bottom of the list.

Detailed List Of The Hottest Job Markets In Ohio

Rank Place Unemployment Rate Average Income
1 Bay Village 2.36% $137,083
2 Aurora 3.23% $122,786
3 Avon Lake 2.45% $114,610
4 Beachwood 2.71% $132,541
5 Powell 3.88% $175,374
6 Broadview Heights 2.65% $119,483
7 Hudson 3.78% $167,699
8 New Albany 3.85% $264,639
9 Bexley 4.1% $148,157
10 Dublin 3.11% $174,805
11 Worthington 2.23% $131,383
12 Solon 2.26% $138,227
13 Upper Arlington 3.02% $164,187
14 Maumee 3.43% $88,105
15 Lyndhurst 4.37% $94,958
16 Mason 1.96% $132,635
17 Monroe 3.16% $94,633
18 Tipp 2.03% $90,108
19 Beavercreek 3.05% $106,409
20 North Royalton 3.56% $94,492
21 Shaker Heights 6.11% $143,392
22 Hilliard 3.43% $116,489
23 Grove 3.04% $86,611
24 Medina 2.98% $79,127
25 Westerville 4.12% $103,819
26 North Ridgeville 4.15% $89,619
27 Loveland 2.96% $97,663
28 Gahanna 3.3% $103,856
29 Centerville 2.7% $90,332
30 Pickerington 4.21% $101,947
31 Strongsville 4.69% $108,884
32 Perrysburg 3.06% $115,320
33 University Heights 4.11% $101,174
34 Blue Ash 3.08% $117,585
35 Delaware 3.25% $80,281
36 North Canton 3.25% $78,071
37 Willoughby 3.69% $70,305
38 Green 3.61% $91,952
39 Springboro 4.13% $117,621
40 Streetsboro 4.48% $73,232
41 Brunswick 3.21% $81,103
42 Springdale 6.22% $71,180
43 Wickliffe 5.17% $66,811
44 Stow 3.1% $87,406
45 Willoughby Hills 3.66% $83,757
46 Amherst 6.87% $81,231
47 Fairview Park 4.49% $80,435
48 Norwood 5.04% $62,122
49 Mayfield Heights 6.63% $71,713
50 Fairfield 4.05% $75,422
51 Westlake 3.9% $115,604
52 Mentor 3.77% $85,340
53 Columbus 5.78% $66,077
54 Clayton 5.13% $88,619
55 Troy 5.85% $68,762
56 Heath 3.69% $69,543
57 Trenton 4.72% $76,933
58 Twinsburg 3.24% $91,287
59 Sharonville 0.97% $78,258
60 Brooklyn 8.26% $60,107
61 Findlay 5.26% $65,448
62 Brecksville 5.68% $124,299
63 Forest Park 4.16% $68,714
64 Wadsworth 3.65% $79,958
65 Cleveland Heights 6.94% $81,967
66 Rocky River 3.31% $112,647
67 Vandalia 2.95% $70,438
68 Wooster 5.5% $62,463
69 Avon 3.48% $124,233
70 Lancaster 6.11% $55,743
71 Dover 4.43% $67,309
72 Lebanon 3.51% $76,646
73 Macedonia 2.28% $107,719
74 Reading 6.0% $63,163
75 Seven Hills 5.03% $90,521
76 Chillicothe 6.45% $58,589
77 Kettering 4.38% $74,553
78 Wilmington 8.0% $58,430
79 Miamisburg 4.69% $74,860
80 Pataskala 4.34% $82,362
81 Harrison 3.82% $71,019
82 Defiance 5.63% $67,030
83 Tallmadge 4.91% $82,024
84 Sylvania 4.32% $93,710
85 Marysville 2.34% $80,651
86 Cuyahoga Falls 3.79% $65,388
87 Reynoldsburg 4.62% $78,565
88 Huber Heights 5.52% $70,427
89 Mount Vernon 7.29% $51,704
90 New Franklin 4.74% $84,323
91 Oregon 6.3% $71,076
92 Parma 5.69% $65,661
93 Norton 5.07% $77,656
94 Eastlake 5.18% $61,256
95 Bellefontaine 6.38% $59,825
96 Berea 4.33% $72,912
97 Middleburg Heights 4.41% $75,414
98 North Olmsted 4.42% $76,898
99 Washington Court House 6.08% $54,939
100 Fostoria 8.24% $51,164
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