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Central Ohio Unemployment Rate - News & Updates

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  • #352424

    Analogue Kid
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    bjones7 said:
    WOOHOO 5.4 % unemployment in central Ohio !
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/11/20/central-ohio-jobless-rate-hits-low-in-october.html

    Is it safe to say that Columbus is the largest city in the U.S with the lowest unemployment rate?

    I’d ask someone at New Geography to check it out. Certainly possible…

    #352425

    bjones7
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    If you look at this link: http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm (outdated by a month)
    Then compare it to this link:http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0763098.html

    You can see that all the cities ahead of us are smaller is population. I am talking just the city of Columbus. I believe its safe to say we are the largest city in America with the lowest unemployment. Yet no one cares…

    #352426

    columbusmike
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    bjones7 said:
    I believe its safe to say we are the largest city in America with the lowest unemployment. Yet no one cares…

    One of the beautiful things about Columbus – we stay under the radar :)

    #352427

    Analogue Kid
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    bjones7 said:
    If you look at this link: http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm (outdated by a month)
    Then compare it to this link:http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0763098.html

    You can see that all the cities ahead of us are smaller is population. I am talking just the city of Columbus. I believe its safe to say we are the largest city in America with the lowest unemployment. Yet no one cares…

    The rankings from the bls are by metro area, not city proper. Decent sized areas such as Minneapolis, Washington DC, Omaha, and Austin are ahead of us. But still we are doing well.

    The economic success of the great plains is pretty amazing, particularly North Dakota.

    #352428

    AlanBarber
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    columbusmike said:
    One of the beautiful things about Columbus – we stay under the radar :)

    I’ll second that!

    Low unemployment means we have a positive environment for workers to earn good wages and benefits. It may sound cold hearted but the last thing we need is a lot of press that would draw in new workers to flood the job market and depress wages.

    #352429

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    Unemployment Down, But Some Job Seekers Remain Pessimistic
    December 5, 2012
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Job industry experts say the market is improving. Monthly stats from the state and federal governments indicate companies are adding workers.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/12/05/unemployment-down-but-some-job-seekers-remain-pesimistic/

    #352430

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    5,000 People Leave Unemployment Rolls As Employers Add 1,600 Jobs
    December 21, 2012
    by WOSU News Staff

    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.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/12/21/5000-people-leave-unemployment-rolls-as-employers-add-1600-jobs/

    #352431

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    Central Ohio registers 5.5 percent unemployment rate for November
    Business First by Evan Weese, Web coordinator
    Date: Friday, December 28, 2012

    Central Ohio’s jobs scene hit a bump in November, the region’s uemployment rate edging up one-10th of a percent to 5.5 percent from a month earlier. The picture, however, remained brighter than a year earlier, when the region’s jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/12/28/central-ohio-registers-55-percent.html

    #352432

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    Analyst: Ohio Job Market ‘Significantly Stronger’ To Start 2013
    December 31, 2012
    by Tom Borgerding
    89.7 NPR News Managing Editor

    Ohio’s jobless rate fell this year, to 6.8%. That’s better than the national average. Even with the recent improvement in the jobless rate, more than 390,000 Ohioans remain unemployed as 2012 comes to a close.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/12/31/analyst-ohio-job-market-significantly-stronger-to-start-2013/

    #352433

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    Ohio finishes 2012 at 6.7 percent unemployment
    Jan 18, 2013, 9:52am EST
    Evan Weese
    Web coordinator-
    Business First

    The state’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth month in a row to 6.7 percent, primarily due to a downsize in the labor force. Ohio’s jobless rate dropped to 6.7 percent in December, from 6.8 percent a month earlier, according data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The number of employed Ohioans dipped 4,000 to 5.4 million, while the labor force shrank 8,000 to 5.8 million.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/01/18/ohio-finishes-2012-at-67-percent.html

    #352434

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    Central Ohio jobless rate resumes decline, slips to 5.4% in December
    Business First

    The Columbus region’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.4 percent in December, the state reported Tuesday, as the area showed continued growth in jobs from a year earlier.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/01/22/central-ohio-jobless-rate-resumes.html

    #352435

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    Ohio Sees Sharpest Rise In Unemployment Since Height Of Recession
    March 8, 2013
    by The Associated Press

    The latest monthly jobs data shows that Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate for January was 7 percent – up from 6.7 in December. That’s the largest one-month rise in Ohio unemployment since May of 2009.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/03/08/ohio-sees-sharpest-rise-in-unemployment-since-height-of-recession/

    #352436

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    More Central Ohioans relaunch job hunt, pushing up unemployment rate
    Mar 12, 2013, 1:46pm EDT
    Evan Weese
    Web coordinator-Business First

    Central Ohio’s January employment report appears to indicate a step in the wrong direction, with the jobless rate rising to 6.9 percent from 5.4 percent in December. But there’s a silver lining.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/03/12/more-central-ohioans-relaunch-job.html

    #352437

    jbcmh81
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    The rate doesn’t seem so bad considering it’s still well below the national average and mostly rose due to the market being decent enough to encourage more unemployed workers to begin job searches. It was probably bound to happen at some point in the recovery.

    #352438

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    Ohio residential construction up 44 percent in January
    Mar 13, 2013, 2:35pm EDT
    Evan Weese
    Web coordinator- Business First

    Residential construction was strong in January, greatly outpacing the growth of nonresidential construction in Ohio, says a report from McGraw-Hill Construction.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/03/13/ohio-residential-construction-up-44.html

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