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Jobless Rate Stays Flat As State Adds 32,000 Jobs

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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.
9:00AM
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

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The Columbus metro area had a non-seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. The statewide average was 6.7 percent.
12:27PM
May
21, 2013

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

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.

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.