The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
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.
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.
Two Ohio political experts offer opinions on whether the final jobs report before the start of early voting will sway voters.
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.
The jobless rate slid from 7.5 to 7.4 percent in April, even though businesses reported 3,400 fewer workers.
The percentage of unemployed Ohioans ticked down slightly in March and now sits at its lowest point since 2008.
Ohio’s unemployment turned sharply downward in November. The state jobless rate stood at 8.5 percent, down a half-percent from October’s 9 percent figure.