Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Columbus Gains Jobs, Unemployment Climbs
A new report on Central Ohio’s economy shows the region gained more than 9,000 jobs in early 2012.
The group, Columbus 2020, says despite the additional jobs the region’s unemployment rate increased from 6.8% to 7%Â percent as more discouraged workers give up their job search.
Healthcare and retail sectors in Central Ohio added the most jobs during January, February, and March. But, manufacturers shed more than 3,000 workers as companiesÂ turned to more automation on the factory floor.
The Central Ohio workforce stands at 917,000 in an area covered by Franklin and ten surrounding counties.