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.
Central Ohio Jobs Figures Record-Setting
Columbus economist Bill Lafayette says Central Ohio is doing well recovering from the Recession. LaFayette, who owns the firm Regionomics, says 919,000 people were working in Central Ohio last month.
â€œWeâ€™ve actually gotten back all the employment that we lost in the Recession and then some,” LaFayette says. “And the number of jobs in the region is also at a record high. Thatâ€™s 963,000.â€
LaFayette says local unemployment in May was 6-point-2 percent compared to 7-point-6 percent nationally. He says business services, health care, and leisure are leading the region in terms of employment gains.