Joblessness http://wyso.org en Governor, Economists View Jobless Numbers Through Different Lens http://wyso.org/post/governor-economists-view-jobless-numbers-through-different-lens <p>Gov. John Kasich says Ohio is seeing a record drop in the numbers of people who are unemployed. But Ohio Public Radio&rsquo;s Karen Kasler reports one economist is saying the story behind those numbers isn&rsquo;t anything to celebrate. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:41:21 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 9171 at http://wyso.org 70,000 Ohioans To Lose Unemployment Benefits If Congress Doesn't Extend Federal Benefits http://wyso.org/post/70000-ohioans-lose-unemployment-benefits-if-congress-doesnt-extend-federal-benefits <p>Thousands of jobless Ohioans are in danger of running out of their unemployment benefits early next year, if Congress doesn&#39;t renew a federal extension of benefits. Ben Johnson is with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.</p><p>&quot;70,000 people will exhaust their unemployment compensation in January, another 36, 000, almost 37,000 in February, about 58,000 in March and more than 10,000 between March and June but the numbers are smaller,&quot; says Johnson.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:06:00 +0000 Bill Cohen (Ohio Public Radio) 8041 at http://wyso.org