This Labor Day, there are a record low number of Ohioans in the labor force—fewer than there have been since October 1978. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports just 59 percent of Americans 16 and over have declared that they are part of the labor force; in Ohio, that figure is just under 63 percent, a 34-year low. That’s not the only thing that has the progressives at Policy Matters Ohio worried. Amy Hanauer says the group’s annual Labor Day report also shows the state lost more than 2.3 percent of its jobs since 2005, while the country added 3.8 percent in that same period.
The Montgomery County Fair is going on right now and will be here until 9:00pm on Monday. Check it out at montcofair.com.
Tonight from 5-8pm., at the Garden Station, which is at 509 East 4th St in downtown Dayton, activists, visionaries, and volunteers in the greater Dayton area are coming together. David Cobb of the Move to Amend national team will share his message of “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule.” Go into facebook for We the People Rally for Change
Clark County has implemented two economic improvement projects. City officials expect both projects to have a significant impact on tourism and business.
The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled a new marketing brand for Clark County recently. "Find Your Unwind," is now the slogan attached to the city and county that will appear on social media, t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise.
Chris Schutte, director of the CVB, believes the new brand will help Springfield compete better with areas like Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.