Cincinnati, county seat of Hamilton County, is located along the Ohio River and has nine companies on the Fortune 500 list, along with two Fortune 100 companies. Forbes has rated Cincinnati as the 5th most affordable metropolitan area in the United States. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city proper had a population of 303,940 in July 2019.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that the Cincinnati-Middletown region (which includes parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana) had an unemployment rate of 11.2% in May 2020. The region had an average hourly wage of $24.72 for all occupations as of May 2019. The BLS also reported an employment of approximately 202,000 individuals in trade, transportation, and utilities, while the professional and business services had an employment of 157,400 people, as of May 2020.
According to the website for the City of Blue Ash, which is part of the Greater Cincinnati region, the following companies were the top employers in the region as of August 2019. Additionally, some of the region's 400 foreign-owned firms include Feintool, Allegion, and Sogeti.
- Ensemble Health
- Ethicon Endo Surgery
- Charter Communications
- Allegion Steelcraft
- RDI Marketing
- LSI Industries
- Cincinnati Eye Institute
- University of Cincinnati
According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Cincinnati-Middletown MSA from 2016-2026. The data takes into consideration the percent change in jobs over the decade. For the following jobs, each is projected to experience at least 28% growth:
- Home Health Aides
- Personal and Home Care Aides
- Physician Assistants
- Occupational Therapist Assistants
- Massage Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Information Security Analysts
- Software Developers, Applications