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Workforce Cost Factors


The Columbus Region has competitive unionization, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation rates.
 

Unionization

 
LABOR - MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
Is the state right to work? No
% of workforce organized 3.1
UNION ELECTIONS   UNION   DATE VOTES FOR UNION VOTES AGAINST UNION
Kenco Logistics, Inc.   United Food and Commercial Workers Union   10/12/2010 28 46
First Students, Inc.   Teamsters   12/13/2010 170 46
American Red Cross Central Ohio Region   United Food and Commercial Workers Union   7/18/2012 97 77
Central Ohio Gaming Venture, LLC   International Union Security Police and Fire Professionals of America   4/15/2013 29 22
Dayton Heidelberg Distributing Co.   Teamsters   2/15/2013 49 35
Asplundh Tree Experts, Co.   International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers   7/16/2014 38 16

Durham School Services, L.L.C. D/B/A Petermann Bus

  Teamsters   12/9/2015 26 41

Marion General Hospital, Inc.

  Communications Workers of America   2/8/2016 55 44

Source: National Labor Relations Board, Election Reports, 2010-2016 (companies with 50+ eligible employees)


 

PRIVATE SECTOR WORKFORCE UNIONIZATION RATE
METRO RATE
Memphis 2.8
Columbus 3.1
Atlanta 3.1
Dallas 3.2
Houston 3.2
Indianapolis 4.9
Denver 6.2
Minneapolis 7.3
Los Angeles 7.9
Source: Unionstats, 2014

 



Unemployment Insurance


At 10 percent socialzed costs, Ohio's unemployment insurance tax structure has 25 percent less socialized costs than the best 10 states and is ranked No. 2 among all states.

AVERAGE EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION RATES
STATE % OF TOTAL WAGES
Georgia 0.37%
Ohio 0.61%
Indiana 0.68%
U.S. 0.72%
Kentucky 0.80%
North Carolina 0.86%
Michigan 0.90%
New Jersey 1.13%
Pennsylvania 1.20%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Opportunity Report, September 2014

 



Workers' Compensation


Workers' compensation premium index rate is $1.74 per $100, with a maxium weekly benefit of $862.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION PREMIUM RATES
STATE RATE
Kentucky $1.51
Michigan $1.68
Ohio $1.74
Georgia $1.75
Florida $1.82
North Carolina $1.85
Tennessee $1.95
Pennsylvania $2.00
Illinois $2.35
Source: Oregon Workers' Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary, 2014








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