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Help wanted signIn times like these is being “the least worst” the best a city like Columbus can hope for?  Is being “least worse” the same as the best?

Columbus “not as awful”

Columbus “least worst”

Today's 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 of the Columbus Dispatch,  Columbus is compared to other Ohio cities and cities across the US when it comes to projected job loss in this recession.

My original "real estate" blog was called Columbus Best Blog...  it's successor is which also wrote about the topic of Columbus being the "least worst."

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

A Columbus Dispatch article six days ago  ‘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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Comment balloon 4 commentsMaureen McCabe • January 20 2009 07:01AM


I lost the best tenants I've ever had to Columbus.  :(  They just couldn't make it in Toledo.  And from something I read recently Toledo is expected to hit a 12% unemployment rate this year.  If Columbus is under 9% it's ahead of many places in Ohio.

Ohio is in need of some forward thinking legislators.  If Ohio can't compete with surrounding states to entice businesses to relocate there, then it's going to become gloomier, for sure.  I just pray that things will turn around before the echo of the bottom of the barrel resounds through the state.

The ripple effect is just amazing.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 10 years ago

I think the point is Columbus is ahead of every place in Ohio Carol.  Or the big cities in Ohio...   Columbus is ahead of much of the country. 

"Ohio is in need of some forward thinking legislators."  how did that 1960's inaugural speech go "Ask not what .... ask what I can do...."  Thanks for the comment.


Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 10 years ago

Columbus has always had a good diverified job market... manufacturing, insurance, retail, state government and education have all played big roles in the Columbus job market and clearly this diversification is paying off!  It was my career at Honda of America in Marysville that brought me to Columbus back in 1987.  Sounds like it has only gotten better all these years later!  Well done!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 10 years ago

"manufacturing" but not much though.... in comparison to Toledo, Dayton or even Akron, Cleveland and Youngstown....  Honda out in Marysville....I had a client who worked for a tire maufacturer on the south side.  There is a dog food plant, again on the south side....  I almost forgot Budweiser.... I can smell the brewery if the wind shifts.

Transportation too.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 10 years ago