Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Ohio’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 state’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 — 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.
The state’s declining unemployment rate will soon mean a decrease in the amount of federal unemployment compensation available to Ohioans.
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.