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Ohio Unemployment Rate Flat In June

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12:14PM
July
18, 2014

The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

Higher Gas Prices May Be Due To Better Economy

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.Higher prices at the gas pump could be blamed on better economic times.
12:24PM
June 26, 2014

Drivers can expect to see rising gas prices at the pump with a holiday weekend right around the corner.

Ohio’s Economy Matching Growth Of The Nation

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Newly released numbers show Ohio matched the growth of the national economy last year.wmaker wants to hike the state's minimum wage by two dollars an hour.
8:29AM
June
12, 2014

Newly released numbers show Ohio matched the growth of the national economy last year.

Central Ohio Fares Well In Local Unemployment Report

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As a whole, Ohio's unemployment rate remains well below the national rate.
11:26AM
May 20, 2014

Unemployment fell in every Ohio county last month, and Central Ohio fared especially well.

Economist Predicts Good, Not Great 2014 For Central Ohio Economy

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Economist Bill Lafayette predicts 18,000 net new jobs for Central Ohio in 2014
2:55PM
January
8, 2014

Long-time Central Ohio Economist Bill Lafayette says 2014 certainly won’t be a boom year for the Columbus area economy, but it will definitely feel better. He predicts decent economic and job growth in Central Ohio in the coming year.

Ohio’s Economic Forecast In 2014 Shows Strength For Some Jobs

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Housing sales in Ohio could improve as more construction gets underway in 2014.
5:00AM
December
30, 2013

One Ohio economist says there will be growth in some job sectors in the coming new year.

Ohio Unemployment Down, But State Lost 12,000 Jobs In November

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Despite the drop, the November rate was still well above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 6.8 percent in November of last year.
8:59AM
December 20, 2013

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in November to 7.4 percent, down slightly from the October rate of 7.5 percent.

Obama Says Administration “Fumbled” Healthcare Rollout

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President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration "fumbled" the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.
3:34PM
November
14, 2013

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration “fumbled” the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over JobsOhio

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7:31AM
November 6, 2013

JobsOhio comes before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, as a group of liberal and conservative activists make their arguments against lawyers for the job creation program and Gov. John Kasich.

Economic Improvement Slows In Ohio

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The real gross domestic product is the total value of all goods and services produced in the state, adjusted for inflation. The new and revised data shows that in 2012 the figure was $435 billion, up from $426 billion in 2011.
10:27AM
June
7, 2013

Newly released statistics show Ohio’s economy grew slightly last year for the third consecutive year, but growth was below 2011 levels.