On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
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.