Ohio is the seventeenth state within the United States of America.
On February 19, 1803, Congress passed an act stating that the citizens of Ohio had adopted a constitution in accordance with the 1802 enabling act and the said state had become one of the United States of America. The Ohio General Assembly met for the first time in Chillicothe on March 1, 1803, the date Ohioans now celebrate as Statehood Day.
Since 2000, like most other states, Ohio has faced more difficult economic times, including higher unemployment rates, especially in manufacturing businesses. Hoping to secure more lucrative positions in technology or service industries, many workers have sought retraining at Ohio's institutions of higher education, which have experienced rapid growth. Despite the economic difficulties, most of Ohio's residents are able to live prosperous lives.
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