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Central Ohio Fares Well In Local Unemployment Report

As a whole, Ohio's unemployment rate remains well below the national rate.
May 20, 2014

Unemployment fell in every Ohio county last month, and Central Ohio fared especially well.

U.S. Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

The federal jobs report released Friday morning says the U.S. gained 288,000 jobs in February.
May 2, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percent.

Unemployment Falls As Ohio Added 16,700 Jobs In January

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that the state added 16,7000 jobs in January.
March 7, 2014

Ohio officials say the state’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in January to 6.9 percent.

Ohio Unemployment Down, But State Lost 12,000 Jobs In November

Despite the drop, the November rate was still well above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 6.8 percent in November of last year.
December 20, 2013

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in November to 7.4 percent, down slightly from the October rate of 7.5 percent.

Budget Deal Won’t Extend Unemployment for 40,000 Ohioans

As it stands, about 1.3 million people across the country could get cut off at the end of the month.
December 12, 2013

Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Unchanged In July

Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged from June to July, although employers added about 5,300 jobs.
August 16, 2013

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was a year ago and remaining slightly higher than earlier in 2013.

State “Rebranding” Unemployment Centers, Adding Web Requirements

The new effort requires the state’s county unemployment centers to be branded under a single identity.
August 13, 2013

The state is changing the signs on its unemployment centers and adding a new Web requirement for Ohioans who are out of work.

Central Ohio Jobs Figures Record-Setting

5, 2013

Columbus economist Bill Lafayette says Central Ohio is doing well recovering from the Recession. LaFayette says 919,000 people were working in Central Ohio last month.

Jobless Rate Stays Flat As State Adds 32,000 Jobs

Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May, even though the state added 32,100 jobs. State leaders say the job gains were offset by a growing workforce and more people looking for jobs.
June 21, 2013

Ohio’s jobless rate remained unchanged from April to May, but state labor officials are still painting it as a positive report.

Central Ohio Outpaces State In April Job Market

The Columbus metro area had a non-seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. The statewide average was 6.7 percent.
21, 2013

The latest local unemployment data shows the Columbus region had an April jobless rate one percent below the statewide average.