According to state figures released Tuesday, the unemployment rate for central Ohio fell from 6.0 percent in August to 5.7 percent last month. That’s the lowest level in more than more than four years and more than a full percent below the current statewide average.
A manager at a Columbus jobs center says an increasing number of employers are asking for workers, sometimes dozens at a time and requesting they be on the job as soon as the next day.
New figures released Friday show Ohio’s unemployment rate ticked dow for an 11th straight month in June.
The latest figures from the Department of Job and Family Services show a June jobless rate of 7.2 percent, that’s down from 7.3 percent in May.
The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says about 47,000 new businesses opened in Ohio in the first six months of 2012. That’s an increase of about 3,000 compared to 2011.
Central Ohio food banks are preparing to serve more hungry people during the holiday season.
President Obama tomorrow visits Columbus, trying to sell the jobs plan he unveiled last week. It calls for a mix of tax cuts, help for the unemployed and spending on road and bridge repairs. Will it help the economy?
A report being released Sunday says one in 10 Ohioans lost a job over the past decade and workers saw a higher drop in wages than any other state.
The August unemployment rate stands at 9.1%. The Labor Department says there was no net growth in jobs last month. Who do you blame for the weak jobs market? President Obama? Congress? Businesses?
More than 300 Central Ohio property owners showed up yesterday to begin the process of contesting the Franklin County Auditor’s valuation of their homes. Most homes in Franklin County lost value, but 20% saw an increase. What do you think of your home’s valuation?
Two Democratic state lawmakers and a liberal policy group are re-filing a lawsuit against the private job-creation board JobsOhio. The suit challenges the law championed by Republican Gov. John Kasich creating an appointed, nine-member board to handle economic development deals.