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Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

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Li-Wen Hung (left) and Whitney Chen were waiting to meet potential employers at a Manhattan job fair earlier this year
11:31AM
April
5, 2013

Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent — but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.

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.
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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.

Time Warner Looking For More Workers

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7:49AM
February
5, 2013

Time Warner Cable says it’s hiring 124 workers in Columbus, Findlay and Zanesville.

Unemployment And Workforce Shrank In December

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in November, the fourth straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
10:55AM
January 18, 2013

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.

Falling Unemployment Triggers Drop In Benefits

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in November, the third straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
12:41PM
January 3, 2013

The state’s declining unemployment rate will soon mean a decrease in the amount of federal unemployment compensation available to Ohioans.

5,000 People Leave Unemployment Rolls As Employers Add 1,600 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.8 percent last month, the third straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
10:42AM
December 21, 2012

The latest monthly report from the state reports a November unemployment of 6.8 percent. That’s down from 6.9 percent in October and the lowest since the summer of 2008.

Unemployment Down, But Some Job Seekers Remain Pessimistic

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7:50AM
December 5, 2012

Ohio’s official jobless rate has been falling in recent months, but a visit to a Columbus job fair shows many people are still uncertain about their job search.

State Unemployment Ticks Down After 13,900 New Jobs in October

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.9 percent last month, the second straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
8:48AM
November 16, 2012

The report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists an October jobless rate of 6.9 percent, down from 7 percent in September and 7.2 percent in August.

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.

Glimmer Of Hope For Ohio Jobs Market

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7:32AM
September 26, 2012

A manager at a Columbus jobs center says an increasing number of employers are asking for workers, sometimes dozens at a time and requesting they be on the job as soon as the next day.