Located near the exact center of Ohio in Franklin County, Columbus is the largest city in the state and 15th largest in the country, with a 2016 population of 787,033, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Columbus enjoyed an unemployment rate of only 4.2% in December 2015.
The Columbus Region website reports that the following are the top 10 employers in the 11-county area that makes up the region:
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
- L Brands, Inc.
- Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated
- Cardinal Health
- American Electric Power Company, Inc.
- Alliance Data Retail Services
- PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
- Abercrombie & Fitch Company
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- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' Bureau of Labor Market Information, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) between 2012 and 2022:
- Interpreters and Translators
- Home Health Aides
- Medical Secretaries
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
- Personal and Home Care Aides
- Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
- Dental Hygienists