|JOBS GAINED||2006||% of TOTAL||2015||% of TOTAL|
|BUSINESS SIZE GROUP||6,354||100||2,645||100|
|Stage 2 (10-99)||2,070||32.6||693||26.2|
|Stage 3 (100-499)||1,113||17.5||0||0.0|
|Stage 4 (500+)||400||6.3||0||0.0|
|JOBS BY BUSINESS CATEGORY||6,354||100||2,645||100|
We just gained access to the new business dynamic data for Ashtabula County. Business dynamic data allow us to understand job gains and losses by type business operation (new startup, expansion startup, expansion, and move-in). See below for definitions of these business types.
The table above compares job gains (increases in jobs in Ashtabula County) in 2006 and 2015. Note: These are just job gain numbers and not net job numbers. Later we will share data on job losses.
There are some marked differences in job gains in the two years:
- In 2006, 6,354 jobs were gained in the county versus 2,645 in 2015
- In 2006, businesses with 2-9 and 10-99 employees accounted for the majority of job gains in 2006 and 2015, however job gains were more substantial in 2006 than 2015.
- Businesses with 100 or more employees created some jobs in 2006, but no jobs in 2015.
- New startup businesses created the largest number of job gains in both 2006 and 2015, but 2006 gains were much larger than those in 2015.
- Expansion startups accounted for more job gains in 2015 than 2006.
- Expansions accounted for more job gains in 2006 than 2015.
- New move-in businesses accounted for a very small number of job gains in both 2006 and 2015.
The job gain data above underscores the positive role of new startups and existing business expansions. Move-ins, or the attraction of new businesses, played a very small role in job gains in both 2006 and 2015.
> News Startups – a business that was not alive and had no location code (FIPS) in prior year,
now has a FIPS code in current year
> Expansion Startups – a business that has a headquarters (HQ) affiliation other than itself that
now has a new FIPS code in current year
> Expansions – a business that shows an increase in jobs from prior year to current year
> Move In – a business that physically relocated from outside the viewed region (based on the
type of region being viewed, state, CBSA, or county) to inside the viewed region from prior to