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The Economy & Business
8:35 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Self-Employment Down in Ohio

Fewer Ohioans are going into business for themselves these days, with the number of self-employed in the state at its lowest level since 2001.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio's level of self-employment is one of the lowest in the nation.

The newspaper says it's declined partly because traditional self-employment industries such as construction and real estate were devastated by the recession and have been slow to come back.

Also, some economists say the state's economy and job growth is concentrated in fields that are not ideal for self-employment.

The Economy & Business
4:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

New Jobs Promised With State Job Creation Dollars

There’s good news on the job front in Ohio. Eleven companies plan to invest 51 million dollars throughout the buckeye state.

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The Economy & Business
8:04 am
Thu January 17, 2013

State Officials Optimistic About New Business Filings

State officials are looking optimistically at the number of new entities that filed to do business in Ohio in 2012.  It's the third year in a row the number of new business filings increased over the previous year. 

More than 88 thousand 'new business filings' came in last year, compared to 2011, in which just over 82,601 new entities filed with the Secretary of State, Jon Husted.

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The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Allstate Adding 136 New Jobs In Ohio

Allstate says it's planning to add 136 new jobs in Ohio.

The insurance company said Wednesday that it plans to appoint 12 new insurance-agency owners in Columbus and hire 36 licensed sales representatives for new and existing agencies in the region.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that remaining jobs will be throughout Ohio, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton and Akron.

State figures show Allstate was No. 3 in total auto-insurance premiums in Ohio 2011 and No. 2 in homeowners' insurance premiums.

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Statewide News
11:12 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Ohio's Jobless Rate Inches Downward Again

Ohio's unemployment rate is continuing to inch downward.

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.

It's the lowest since an identical 6.8-percent rate in August 2008.

The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.

Ohio's unemployment rate has remained about a full percentage point below the U.S. rate.
 

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