Jefferson County offers a business-friendly environment for your company to thrive and grow.
Employers will find an available, affordable and productive work force in Jefferson County. The area is home to a bountiful population of skilled workers who are commuting out of the area to work, are unemployed, or are under employed. The closing of local steel mills have left many skilled workers looking for jobs.
Within a 30-mile radius of Steubenville, Ohio, 376,000 workers are available, and 1,625,000 workers are available within a 60-mile radius (see pdf map). Jefferson County's unemployment rate (as of March 2013) is 10.1%.
Our county's eager and available workforce is complemented by a strong workforce development system.