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Ohio Job Seekers Face New Rules Aimed At Faster Employment

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Unemployed Ohioans face new rules to qualify for benefits.
9:34AM
June 10, 2014

There are some new rules unemployed Ohioans must follow in order to get their unemployment checks.

Budget Deal Won’t Extend Unemployment for 40,000 Ohioans

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As it stands, about 1.3 million people across the country could get cut off at the end of the month.
8:24AM
December 12, 2013

Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.

Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

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Li-Wen Hung (left) and Whitney Chen were waiting to meet potential employers at a Manhattan job fair earlier this year
11:31AM
April
5, 2013

Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent — but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.

Ohio Sees Sharpest Rise In Unemployment Since Height Of Recession

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, the first rise since last summer and the sharpest one-month rise in Ohio joblessness since May of 2009.
11:00AM
March 8, 2013

Ohio’s unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, the first jump in unemployment since last summer and the sharpest one-month rise in Ohio joblessness since May of 2009.

Unemployment And Workforce Shrank In December

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in November, the fourth straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
10:55AM
January 18, 2013

The latest unemployment data from the state shows a 6.7 percent unemployment rate in December, down slightly from 6 point 8 percent in November. But another survey of businesses shows the workforce shrank in December.

Falling Unemployment Triggers Drop In Benefits

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in November, the third straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
12:41PM
January 3, 2013

The state’s declining unemployment rate will soon mean a decrease in the amount of federal unemployment compensation available to Ohioans.

5,000 People Leave Unemployment Rolls As Employers Add 1,600 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.8 percent last month, the third straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
10:42AM
December 21, 2012

The latest monthly report from the state reports a November unemployment of 6.8 percent. That’s down from 6.9 percent in October and the lowest since the summer of 2008.

Ohio Jobless Numbers Still Falter According To Policy Matters Ohio

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Ohio's unemployment at a 3-year low, but Policy Matters Ohio says not as many employed as 27 years ago.
8:53AM
September
3, 2012

On this Labor Day, Ohio’s unemployment rate is at a three year low. But a progressive leaning think tank also notes just over 64 percent of Ohioans are in the workforce – the lowest point since 1985 – and the median wage in Ohio has been falling for the past two years.

Central Ohio Job Postings Up 8,000 From Last Year

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The Columbus job market has been tumultuous in recent months, but economist Bill Lafayette says the city has regained most of the jobs it lost in the recession.
12:19PM
July
27, 2012

An analysis by the non-profit Conference Board shows Central Ohio had nearly 8,000 more online jobs ads than during the same time in 2011.

Ohio’s Jobless Rate Declines For Eleventh Straight Month

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Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in June,and employers added more than 18,000 new workers.
8:41AM
July
20, 2012

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.