The Economy & Business

Jobs
4:02 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some

Tracie Franklin has been looking for work for months, and says stagnation and low wages have dominated the last few years.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Unemployment numbers are out for August, 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.

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The Economy & Business
1:58 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Urbana Construction Company To Build New Springfield Industrial Park

Clark County has awarded a construction contract to an Urbana-based company to begin work on a large industrial park project called Prime Ohio II. The industrial park is projected to bring over 1,000 jobs to the county.

Prime Ohio II  is approximately 200 acres and will sit just south of the Clark County Fairgrounds off of 1-70. The construction company, J&J Schlaegel, was the winning bidder to do the work on the nearly $8 million project.

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The Economy & Business
5:10 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Study: Exports Driving Growth in Dayton

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A yearly study from Brookings and JPMorgan Chase shows exports are an important piece of the economic recovery in the Dayton region. The Export Nation 2013 report shows that exports grew about 7 percent each year from 2009 to 2012 in the greater Dayton area.

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The Economy & Business
7:02 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Dayton Home Sales Up As Vacant Properties Remain

Credit Diana Parkhouse

The number of homes sold in Ohio in August has hit a new high, and, home sales are maintaining a steady, upward trend in the Dayton area as well.

 From July to August in the Dayton market, there was virtually no change in the number of properties sold. But compared to the same time last year, sales volume was up by 19%.

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Food
6:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Changes to Food Stamp Program to Hit Ohioans

Outside the Clark County Job and Family Services center. SNAP recipients trickled out Tuesday morning after appointments to learn about reinstated work requirements.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Legislators have been hashing out the future of food stamps in Washington this week. But here in Ohio, changes to food assistance, also called SNAP, are coming down the pike regardless. Work requirements will go into effect Oct. 1 for 134,000 Ohioans who depend on food stamps.

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