Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.
WOSU News Archives For: January 7, 2011
The Labor Department today says employers added more than 100,000 jobs last month. The figures give some credence to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s view that there’s evidence of a self-sustaining recovery. But, some Columbus area residents say the job market remains “iffy.” So, they depend on temporary work.
New Congressman Steve Stivers faces a key vote in his first week on the job. The Columbus Republican said he is still deciding whether to join the house leadership in a vote to repeal the health care overhaul.
Ohio’s agency that tries to root out corruption inside government says the state Department of Transportation has overpaid for road salt by tens of millions of dollars over the past decade. As Statehouse correspondant Bill Cohen reports, the Inspector General charges that the transportation agency is partly to blame, but so did two major salt companies.