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OHIO’s Voinovich School announces new employment dashboard tool


June 19, 2013

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University recently completed the Ohio Appalachian Region Employment Dashboard, a user-friendly tool for quickly accessing industry employment and establishment data for three levels of geography from 2006 – 2011.

This interactive data tool permits the user to visualize county, local development district or Jobs Ohio Region employment and establishment information across six years. All sectors of the economy are included, and there are a variety of ways in which the user can choose to see the data.

Vlad Pascal, Economic Research Analyst and Steve Porter, GIS specialist at the Voinovich School combined their skills in the design of this tool to help community economic and workforce development professionals, government entities and local business leaders examine industry and employment trends impacting residents in Appalachia and the State of Ohio.

According to G. Jason Jolly, Assistant Professor at the Voinovich School "This tool is an example of how the Voinovich School is supporting community economic development in Appalachian Ohio. The economy of the region has changed over the last decade and this interactive tool provides a better understanding of how declines and other shifts in core industries are impacting the region's labor force."

To access the Employment Dashboard go to:
http://voinovichschool.ohio.edu/employment/index.html

For more information, please contact Sara Boyd, boyds1@ohio.edu.

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