Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
Newly released statistics show Ohio’s economy grew slightly last year for the third consecutive year, but growth was below 2011 levels.
Ohio’s per-capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year.
An annual report from the state’s semi-private job creation agency says it’s attracted $7 million in donations and millions more in public money.
Fewer Ohioans are going into business for themselves these days, with the number of self-employed in the state at its lowest level since 2001.
The National Restaurant Association says after seeing profits fizzle more than sizzle during the recession, eateries will post record sales roughly four percent higher in 2013 and add jobs at a roughly 2.5 percent rate higher than the overall U.S. job market.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an inquiry into a $10 million trade by outgoing Big Lots CEO Steve Fishman.
The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.
Some Ohio businesses are pinning their hopes to a new federal program that matches companies with potential partners overseas.
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.