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.
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.
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.
The last week we’ve been revisiting the War on Poverty launched by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. In fifty years, the poverty rate in the U.S. has been reduced from about 25 percent to 16 percent, but the discussion merely highlights how statistics are a matter of interpretation: Democrats supportive of federal policies aimed at reducing poverty tend to point to the numbers as a sign of success, while many Republicans point to the same numbers as proof of the policies’ failure.