Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
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.
The U.S. Labor Department has released new jobless figures for major metropolitan areas. It pegs Columbus’ unemployment rate at 8.2 percent. As the jobless rate remains stubbornly high, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for the first time is hosting private companies in its booth at the State Fair.
The latest jobless report paints another optimistic picture of the Ohio economy.