Ohio's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell from 7.4 percent in November to 7.2 percent in December.
January 24, 2014
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state jobless rate was 7.2 percent last month. That’s down from 7.4 percent in November but higher than the 6.7 percent reported for December 2012.
The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.