State labor officials say Ohio employers added about 1,000 workers in September, and about 14,000 people left state unemployment roles.
WOSU News Archives For November 2008
The holiday shopping season is almost in full swing. But this year consumers may not be spending as much on gifts as the economy continues to slide south. In an effort to help customers and secure sales, retailers are pushing an old tradition – the layaway. Some retailers are aggressively pushing their plans, and at least one which had discontinued layaways, is bringing them back.
The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in October, up slightly from 7.2 percent in September.
Governor Strickland temporarily suspended the Director of Job and Family Services, Helen Jones-Kelly after Inspector General finds she used state computers improperly when she ordered staff to search state data-bases for “Joe the Plumber.
The governor started his second round of forums on education with a gathering Thursday night in Columbus. But unlike the last dozen public meetings he held around the state focusing on how to improve public education, this set of talks will focus on how to pay for it.
A federal judge in Columbus has ruled that about 1,000 disputed provisional ballots cast in Franklin County must be counted. Those ballots could determine the outcome of the 15th congressional district race between Republican Steve Stivers and Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy.
A Democratic Congress that’s unwilling or unable to approve a $25 billion bailout for Detroit’s Big Three appears ready to punt the automakers’ fate to a lame-duck Republican president. Caught in the middle of a who-blinks-first standoff are legions of manufacturing firms and auto dealers — and millions of Americans’ jobs.
A Democratic Congress that’s unwilling or unable to approve a $25 billion bailout for Detroit’s Big Three appears ready to punt the automakers’ fate to a lame-duck Republican president.In Central Ohio, auto industry woes are being watched closely by union and business leaders.
Any bailout of Detroit’s Big Three automakers appears in trouble in Congress.
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has denied a request for clemency by a condemned killer awaiting execution Wednesday.
The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a case involving child prostitution.