Labor and workforce statistics are collected on a county-wide basis, so specific breakouts for Blue Ash are not readily available. However, the general profile of the Blue Ash labor market has been validated by viewing Hamilton County statistics and through interviews with existing employers and government agencies.
The informal profile of Blue Ash is that of a predominantly white-collar community to serve the abundance of office, research and advanced services employers.
Because the commuting patterns are so fluid north of the City of Cincinnati, Blue Ash shares many characteristics of the workforce demographics with other cities north of the region’s core.
When examining workforce statistics for Hamilton County, Ohio, several demographic points stand out when stratified according to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAIC):
- Employment levels in Finance & Insurance (NAIC 52) along with Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (54) are nearly equal to employment in Manufacturing (31)
- Health Care & Social Assistance (62) exceeds employment levels in Manufacturing
- Industry segment growth over a four-year period is significant when measured by the percentage increase in payrolls (adjusted for inflation) for Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (71), Finance & Insurance (52) and Transportation & Warehousing (48)
- The county’s unemployment rate typically parallels the U.S. rate at half a percentage point below
- 34.3% of the Cincinnati region’s population of ages 18-24 is enrolled in college or graduate school
Other key statistics on Cincinnati USA’s workforce include:
- 1.56 million workers live within 50 miles of downtown Cincinnati
- 56% of the workforce is “white collar” and 19% is in “service”
- 10,000 workers in the advanced energy industry
- 30,000 workers in the food processing and agriculture industry
- 30,000 workers in the IT and innovation industry
- 60,000 workers in the branding, marketing and research industry
- 62,000 workers in the financial services and insurance industry
- 105,000 workers in the life sciences industry
- 140,000 workers in the advanced manufacturing industry