Manufacturing firms in the Dayton region employed 43,100 people in February, which was the highest employment level in about 10 years, according to preliminary federal labor data.
February was the 48th consecutive month of year-over-year job growth in the Dayton metro area’s manufacturing sector, according to job data that has not been seasonally adjusted.
The Dayton region’s manufacturing sector outperformed all of Ohio’s other major cities in February. However, the data is preliminary and will be revised in coming months.
Manufacturing employment in the three county region increased 3.6 percent in February, which bested Cleveland (3.6 percent increase in jobs); Columbus (1.8 percent increase); Cincinnati (0.9 percent increase); Akron (0.8 percent increase); and Youngstown (0.1 percent increase).