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Unemployment Ticks Down As Employers Add 7,600 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7.0 percent in April. The state's workforce grew by 7,600 workers, while a second survey of workers showed about 7,000 people left the state's unemployment rolls.
10:50AM
May 17, 2013

Ohio employers added some 7,600 jobs last month as 7,000 people left the state’s unemployment rolls.

Unemployment Rate Edges Up As Employers Shed 20,000 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7.1 percent in March. The state's workforce shrank by 20,400 workers, while a second survey of workers showed about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
9:29AM
April 19, 2013

The Ohio workforce decreased by more than 20,000 jobs in March and about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Remains At 7 Percent

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Local unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Ohio' s unemployment rate remained steady at 7 percent in February.
1:20PM
March 22, 2013

The latest monthly jobs data shows Ohio’s unemployment rate continuing to stay below the national figure.

Ohio Sees Sharpest Rise In Unemployment Since Height Of Recession

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, the first rise since last summer and the sharpest one-month rise in Ohio joblessness since May of 2009.
11:00AM
March 8, 2013

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.

Central Ohio Job Market Continues To Outpace State

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Local unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Columbus' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in September.
12:40PM
October 23, 2012

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.

Unemployment Rate Falls While Employers Shed 12,800 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 7 percent in September after being stuck at 7.2 percent the previous three months.
9:56AM
October 19, 2012

Two separate surveys released Friday painted differing pictures of Ohio’s jobs front.

Unemployment Flat Heading Into Early Voting

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Ohio's unemployment rate stayed at 7.2 percent for a third straight month in August.
10:29AM
September 21, 2012

Two Ohio political experts offer opinions on whether the final jobs report before the start of early voting will sway voters.

Ohio Jobless Rate – No Movement In July

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Ohio's unemployment remained unchanged at 7.2 percent in July.
8:45AM
August
17, 2012

After several months of steady but slight declines, Ohio’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in July. The state’s jobless rate stands at 7.2 percent – the same as it was in June.

Jobless Numbers Down, But Unemployed Don’t Notice

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50-yeaer-old Kevin Wildes looks for potential jobs at a Columbus Metropolitan Library job center. Wildes goes most days for about an hour.
4:49PM
December
16, 2011

Ohio’s unemployment rate may be the lowest it’s been in three years, but the decline means little to those who are still looking for work.

Ohio Jobless Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent

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Ohio's November jobless rate fell .5 percent.
9:00AM
December
16, 2011

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.