On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
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.