Central Ohio Unemployment Rate - News & Updates
November 21, 2012 3:49 am at 3:49 am #352424
WOOHOO 5.4 % unemployment in central Ohio !
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…November 21, 2012 4:55 am at 4:55 am #352425
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…November 21, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #352426
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 :)November 21, 2012 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #352427
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.November 21, 2012 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #352428
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.December 5, 2012 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #352429
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/December 21, 2012 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #352430
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/December 31, 2012 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #352431
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.htmlDecember 31, 2012 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #352432
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/January 18, 2013 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #352433
Ohio finishes 2012 at 6.7 percent unemployment
Jan 18, 2013, 9:52am EST
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.htmlJanuary 23, 2013 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #352434
Central Ohio jobless rate resumes decline, slips to 5.4% in December
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.htmlMarch 11, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #352435
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/March 13, 2013 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #352436
More Central Ohioans relaunch job hunt, pushing up unemployment rate
Mar 12, 2013, 1:46pm EDT
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.htmlMarch 13, 2013 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #352437
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.March 13, 2013 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #352438
Ohio residential construction up 44 percent in January
Mar 13, 2013, 2:35pm EDT
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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