Unemployment

Jobs
10:50 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Dips To Lowest Point Since 2008, But Job Growth Lags Behind

The unemployment rate in Ohio dipped to 6.1 percent in March—the lowest it’s been since 2008. It’s down from 6.5 percent in February, and well below the national rate of 6.7 percent. But those percentages can be deceiving—March was also a slow month for job growth, and the labor force once again saw a downward tick month over month, with about 11,000 less people either working or looking for work in March than in February.

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Politics
6:17 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Groups Call On Turner To Help Renew Emergency Unemployment

Sen. Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, has been a key swing vote in the Senate's unemployment compensation proposals in recent months.
Credit WYSO

Several Dayton groups are asking Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district to help renew emergency unemployment benefits. A bipartisan Senate bill expected to pass this week has found little support in the House.

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The Economy & Business
11:38 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Chipotle Is Hiring, But Even Low-Wage Work Can Be Hard To Get

Clifford Holt lives in West Dayton with his grandmother. He's been looking for work for six months.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Chipotle is hiring around the Dayton area—a job fair Thursday in Beavercreek advertised 300 positions coming open this year, and there were 27 postings on the company's site Thursday.

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Jobs
9:21 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Miami Valley Unemployment Declining Steadily, But So Is Labor Force

Chart produced by Lewis Wallace based on numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Monthly unemployment numbers have been released for the Miami Valley. WYSO’s Emily McCord caught up with economics reporter Lewis Wallace about some of the latest job trends—which range from low labor force participation to pizza.

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Jobs
4:19 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Fuyao To Bring At Least 800 Jobs To Miami Valley

Moraine Assembly has been mostly empty for five years.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Last week’s big news that a Chinese company will take over a large part of the old GM plant in Moraine is still reverberating throughout the Miami Valley. Officials say the automotive glass manufacturer, Fuyao, is expected to bring at least 800 jobs by 2017.

It’s the biggest job-creation win so far for Governor John Kasich’s semi-private economic development arm, JobsOhio.

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