Cleveland, Ohio sits on the Lake Erie shore, and has had a booming manufacturing industry throughout its bicentennial history. More recently, Cleveland has seen major growth in the healthcare, biomedical and finance industries. The metropolitan area has a total of 2,055,500 residents. Cleveland is known as the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The median household income in Cleveland as of July 2014 is $48,972. The median home price in Cleveland is $116,000, well below the national average of $188,900 as reported by the Huffington Post. The cost of living in Cleveland is similarly low, clocking in at 9.5 percent below the national average. Home prices went up 10.3 percent in 2013, but Forbes still rates Cleveland's housing affordability at 300, on a scale where a number above 100 means houses are more affordable than average.
Cleveland Job Opportunities
The Cleveland Clinic is the metropolitan area's largest employer for Cleveland jobs, with over 34,000 full-time employees. The clinic saw job growth of 3.4 percent in the past year. It's largest competitor is University Hospitals, which has over 17,000 full-time employees, but which saw 23 percent job growth in the past year. Some of that growth was due to adding hospitals in nearby towns, so if you're having trouble finding a healthcare job directly in Cleveland, look for Elyria jobs instead.
University Hospitals wasn't the only company to see extensive growth for Cleveland, OH jobs through June 2014, though they certainly saw the largest amount. Group Management Services Inc., located in Cleveland's suburb of Richfield, Ohio, saw 8.6 percent job growth, and currently employs 8,813 people in Cleveland jobs.
The industry that's seen the most growth in the past twelve months, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, is Mining, Logging and Construction. In March of 2014, the industry provided jobs in Cleveland to 34,700 people. By August of 2014, the figure had grown to 43,400. Get in on this growing industry by exploring Cleveland construction jobs. Opportunities in the field are vast, from physical work to project management to administrative to sales.
Cleveland Employment Trends
Cleveland saw 1.8 percent job growth in 2012 and 0.8 percent job growth in 2013. The projected job growth figure for the next year is 1.8 percent. Cleveland's unemployment rate is 6.8 percent, slightly above the national average of 5.9 percent, as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in September of 2014. Search all the available jobs in Cleveland, OH today to find the perfect match!