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 state is changing the signs on its unemployment centers and adding a new Web requirement for Ohioans who are out of work.
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.
Ohioâ€™s jobless rate remained unchanged from April to May, but state labor officials are still painting it as a positive report.
The latest local unemployment data shows the Columbus region had an April jobless rate one percent below the statewide average.
Ohio employers added some 7,600 jobs last month as 7,000 people left the stateâ€™s unemployment rolls.
The Ohio workforce decreased by more than 20,000 jobs in March and about 1,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent â€” but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.
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.
Time Warner Cable says it’s hiring 124 workers in Columbus, Findlay and Zanesville.
The latest unemployment data from the state shows a 6.7 percent unemployment rate in December, down slightly from 6 point 8 percent in November. But another survey of businesses shows the workforce shrank in December.