Ohio Unemployment http://wyso.org en Government Shutdown Delays Ohio Jobs Data Report http://wyso.org/post/government-shutdown-delays-ohio-jobs-data-report <p>The monthly Ohio unemployment report scheduled for Friday will be delayed because of the federal government shutdown. That means residents and employers will have to wait to find out whether the slight uptick in the state jobless rate for August continued last month.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch says the state compiles the report using data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. The shutdown is affecting both agencies.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 40691 at http://wyso.org Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some http://wyso.org/post/ohio-unemployment-rate-ticks-august-reflecting-long-term-stagnation-some <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://ohiolmi.com/ces/LMR.pdf" target="_blank">Unemployment numbers are out for August</a></span>, and Ohio’s rate was right in line with the national rate of 7.3 percent. But while the U.S. unemployment rate went from above 8 percent in August 2012 to 7.3 percent in August 2013, the state numbers actually ticked up slightly from last month and last year.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:02:10 +0000 Lewis Wallace 39697 at http://wyso.org Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some Ohio Unemployment Rate Stays At 7 Percent For May http://wyso.org/post/ohio-unemployment-rate-stays-7-percent-may <p>Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for May.</p><p>State officials released the new number Friday morning. The rate was the same as April, after falling from 7.1 percent the two previous months.</p><p>The Ohio rate has consistently remained below the national level. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent.</p><p>The state's leaders have said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 35091 at http://wyso.org Ohio's Unemployment Rate Higher in January http://wyso.org/post/ohios-unemployment-rate-higher-january <p>The latest monthly jobs data shows that Ohio's unemployment rate rose slightly in January.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonably adjusted unemployment rate for January was 7 percent - up from 6.7 in December.</p><p>The slip reversed a trend of incremental progress in lowering the rate over a number of months. The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, but the process is slow.</p><p>Ohio's unemployment rate has remained about a percentage point below the U.S. rate.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:18:44 +0000 Associated Press 30060 at http://wyso.org Ohio's Jobless Rate Inches Downward Again http://wyso.org/post/ohios-jobless-rate-inches-downward-again <p>Ohio's unemployment rate is continuing to inch downward.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent. That's down from 6.9 percent in October and 7.1 percent in September.</p><p>It's the lowest since an identical 6.8-percent rate in August 2008.</p><p>The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.</p><p>Ohio's unemployment rate has remained about a full percentage point below the U.S. rate.<br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:12:24 +0000 Associated Press 26702 at http://wyso.org