This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Jobless Rate Continues Downward Slide
Ohio’s unemployment rate continues a slow-but-steady downward track.
The state’s unemployment rate ticked down last month from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent, even though the state lost some 9,500 jobs. Ben Johnson with the state Department of Job and Family Services says trade, transportation, utilities and manufacturing saw the most job gains.
“We saw decreases in leisure and hospitality, about 5,000 fewer jobs. In construction about 7,000 fewer jobs. And in education and health services,” Johnson said.
The state’s unemployment rate peaked at 10.6 perecnt two years ago and is now at its lowest since 2008.