labor force participation

The Economy & Business
11:21 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Ohio Labor Force At 34-Year Low

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.

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Jobs
9:21 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Miami Valley Unemployment Declining Steadily, But So Is Labor Force

Chart produced by Lewis Wallace based on numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Monthly unemployment numbers have been released for the Miami Valley. WYSO’s Emily McCord caught up with economics reporter Lewis Wallace about some of the latest job trends—which range from low labor force participation to pizza.

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