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Central Ohio Outpaces State In April Job Market

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The Columbus metro area had a non-seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. The statewide average was 6.7 percent.
12:27PM
May
21, 2013

The latest local unemployment data shows the Columbus region had an April jobless rate one percent below the statewide average.

Unemployment Ticks Down As Employers Add 7,600 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7.0 percent in April. The state's workforce grew by 7,600 workers, while a second survey of workers showed about 7,000 people left the state's unemployment rolls.
10:50AM
May 17, 2013

Ohio employers added some 7,600 jobs last month as 7,000 people left the state’s unemployment rolls.

Unemployment Rate Edges Up As Employers Shed 20,000 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7.1 percent in March. The state's workforce shrank by 20,400 workers, while a second survey of workers showed about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
9:29AM
April 19, 2013

The Ohio workforce decreased by more than 20,000 jobs in March and about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.

Unemployment Down, But Some Job Seekers Remain Pessimistic

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7:50AM
December 5, 2012

Ohio’s official jobless rate has been falling in recent months, but a visit to a Columbus job fair shows many people are still uncertain about their job search.

Central Ohio Job Market Continues To Outpace State

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Local unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Columbus' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in September.
12:40PM
October 23, 2012

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.

Unemployment Rate Falls While Employers Shed 12,800 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 7 percent in September after being stuck at 7.2 percent the previous three months.
9:56AM
October 19, 2012

Two separate surveys released Friday painted differing pictures of Ohio’s jobs front.

Glimmer Of Hope For Ohio Jobs Market

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7:32AM
September 26, 2012

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.

Columbus Unemployment Rate Down Sharply In August

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Local unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Columbus' unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in August.
11:46AM
September 25, 2012

The latest monthly jobs report from the state says Columbus’ unemployment fell to 6 percent in August. That’s a half-percent lower than July and more than a full percent below the statewide average.

Unemployment Flat Heading Into Early Voting

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Ohio's unemployment rate stayed at 7.2 percent for a third straight month in August.
10:29AM
September 21, 2012

Two Ohio political experts offer opinions on whether the final jobs report before the start of early voting will sway voters.

Ohio Jobless Rate – No Movement In July

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Ohio's unemployment remained unchanged at 7.2 percent in July.
8:45AM
August
17, 2012

After several months of steady but slight declines, Ohio’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in July. The state’s jobless rate stands at 7.2 percent – the same as it was in June.