DAYTON- Ohio’s unemployment rate continues to drop, indicating economic improvement in the state. Figures from the United States Bureau of Labor statistics show that the state has seen an overall 1 percent decrease in jobless Ohioans from September to February. However, local rates in the Dayton Metropolitan area are still high.
Dayton’s jobless rate in October was at 9.3 then fell to 8.3 percent in November. It has been rising since then and now stands at 8.8 percent for January. Figures for February and March are not yet released for the City.
Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped again, following the biggest one-month decline in almost 30 years.
The state Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday that the state had joblessness of 8.1 percent in December, down from 8.5 percent in November. The November rate had been down a full half-point from October's even 9 percent.
Gov. John Kasich says Ohio is seeing a record drop in the numbers of people who are unemployed. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports one economist is saying the story behind those numbers isn’t anything to celebrate.