On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
The Ohio workforce decreased by more than 20,000 jobs in March and about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
The latest monthly jobs data shows Ohio’s unemployment rate continuing to stay below the national figure.
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.
According to state figures released Tuesday, the unemployment rate for central Ohio fell from 6.0 percent in August to 5.7 percent last month. That’s the lowest level in more than more than four years and more than a full percent below the current statewide average.
Two separate surveys released Friday painted differing pictures of Ohio’s jobs front.
Two Ohio political experts offer opinions on whether the final jobs report before the start of early voting will sway voters.
After several months of steady but slight declines, Ohioâ€™s unemployment rate remained unchanged in July. The stateâ€™s jobless rate stands at 7.2 percent â€“ the same as it was in June.
Ohioâ€™s unemployment rate may be the lowest itâ€™s been in three years, but the decline means little to those who are still looking for work.
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.