I don’t know if these numbers reflect losing NCR as well, but they are staggering. I’m not sure if they really reflect the effects of losing Delphi and GM. The unemployment rate of 9 percent may only include workers who stayed in the Miami Valley. Those who left certainly would lift this number if they were still in the county.
“The message is well-received in Ohio, a state dogged by 9 percent unemployment that by 2010 had $22 billion less in annual private payroll than it did in 2000 as the manufacturing sector dropped by a third. Montgomery County was the hardest hit among metro counties with a drop of $3 billion in annual private payroll.”
By Steve Bennish, Staff Writer 9:53 PM Monday, September 19, 2011