On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Ohio’s Jobless Rate Ticks Upward
Ohio’s unemployment rate increased slightly in August. It now matches the national rate.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in August was 7.3 percent, up from 7.2 percent the previous month.
The state rate has varied only slightly throughout this year and had been hovering below the U.S. rate. The national rate dropped to 7.3 percent in August, the lowest since 2008, because more people stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed.
Ohio logged 419,000 unemployed workers in August, about 3,000 more than in July.
Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased by 8,200 to just over 5.2 million for August. The biggest losses were in the leisure and hospitality sector and in educational and health services.