Unemployment

The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Government Shutdown Delays Ohio Jobs Data Report

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.

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.

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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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Jobs
9:08 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Statewide Report on Jobs Stresses Stagnancy

 A report out Sunday says the labor market in Ohio is tough—and not improving as fast as the rest of the country. But some Dayton-area officials have a brighter outlook.

The report, from left-leaning organization Policy Matters Ohio, says jobs, especially well-paying ones, are slow to return to the state. Unemployment has leveled out around 7 percent, but many people continue to leave the labor force completely.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ohio's Unemployment Rate Remains Steady For July

The state says Ohio's unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was a year ago and remaining slightly higher than earlier in 2013. 

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has varied only slightly since the beginning of the year. It has hovered below the U.S. unemployment rate, which dropped slightly to 7.4 percent for July.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio had 416,000 unemployed workers last month, up about 3,000 from June.

The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Law Creates New Requirement For Job-Seekers

The state is changing the signs on its unemployment centers and putting in a new requirement for Ohioans who are out of work – that number is now at 413,000.

The new effort requires the state’s county unemployment centers to be branded under a single identity. Dave Reines is the executive director of Employment Connections, which will soon become Ohio Means Jobs Cuyahoga County.

“It seems to me that the, there’s some benefit to have some consistency across the state,” says Reines.

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