Starting as the hobby of a seed collector, Happy Cat Farm has grown into a national distributor of both seeds and plants.
Ohio employers added some 7,600 jobs last month as 7,000 people left the state’s unemployment rolls.
The Ohio workforce decreased by more than 20,000 jobs in March and about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
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.
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.
Two separate surveys released Friday painted differing pictures of Ohio’s jobs front.
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.