Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
The Labor Department today says employers added more than 100,000 jobs last month. The figures give some credence to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s view that there’s evidence of a self-sustaining recovery. But, some Columbus area residents say the job market remains “iffy.” So, they depend on temporary work.
While the recession technically ended 15 months ago, Ohio’s unemployment rate still stands above ten percent. The national jobless rate is only slightly lower. Many who are out of work look to temporary employment to help pay the bills. Some economists say the tempo of the temporary workforce is an indicator of the economy’s health. WOSU looks at temporary hiring in Central Ohio.
The stalemate in the Ohio legislature over a new two-year state budget is continuing.