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Down 6,195 Jobs in Lorain County

By Laurie Hamame, Oberlin News-Tribune

In job growth, Lorain County is significantly under-performing the state and the nation.

It lost 6,195 jobs from 2001 to 2016, according to a Lorain County Urban League economic forum held June 23 at the Hotel at Oberlin.

Jobs declined statewide as well, but only at a rate of 2.3 percent — and in the last 15 years, the nation grew 9.1 percent.

Kevin Alin is a representative of the Fund for Economic Future, formed in 2004 to transform the Northeast Ohio economy so it’s accessible and equitable for all residents.

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