Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Glimmer Of Hope For Ohio Jobs Market
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After 11 straight months of gradually dropping, Ohioâ€™s official unemployment rate has remained steady the past 3 months.
Although itâ€™s unclear if the 7.2 per cent jobless rate will be heading up or down in the months ahead, a project manager for a Columbus jobs center sees hopeful signs that the economy is improving. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen talked with her and with some of the unemployed. Click the play button above to hear his report.