This project synthesizes findings of Where are the Workers, an analysis of Northeast Ohio work and workers in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic led by the Fund for Our Economic Future and other partners. This cross-section of notable takeaways aims to orient readers, generate discussion and prompt deeper engagement for those aiming to strengthen work and workplaces.
Note: All references to a specific year refer to approx. March of that year through March of the following year in alignment with the early pandemic shutdowns and survey timing (e.g., “2021” is approx. March 2021 – March 2022.) Unless indicated by an asterisk, all data below is statistically significant. Additional methodology and maps of NEO counties covered by this research are here.