A gallon of regular gasoline in Ohio averaged $2.99 Friday, according to auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. The last time Ohio’s average gas price dropped below $3 was on Dec. 10, 2010.
The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession.
Drivers can expect to see rising gas prices at the pump with a holiday weekend right around the corner.
Newly released numbers show Ohio matched the growth of the national economy last year.
Unemployment fell in every Ohio county last month, and Central Ohio fared especially well.
Long-time Central Ohio Economist Bill Lafayette says 2014 certainly wonâ€™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.
One Ohio economist says there will be growth in some job sectors in the coming new year.
The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in November to 7.4 percent, down slightly from the October rate of 7.5 percent.
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.
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.