Manufacturing Jobs in Ohio: Two Views

The labor outlook in a key swing state depends on which convention you're attending

With the economy front and center in the Presidential campaign, it's no surprise that attention is centering, at least in part, on key Midwestern states like Ohio and Michigan. There, concerns over jobs and the manufacturing economy have made for grueling battles but given neither party a lasting foothold. Conventional wisdom has it that the parties' positions were staked out long ago, with the Republicans favoring free trade as a boon to economic growth and Democrats favoring policies to keep, and expand, jobs at home.

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