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Ohio jobless rate dips to 8.5 percent in November

Published: Fri, December 16, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate has taken its biggest one-month drop in nearly 30 years amid improvement in the state’s job market and overall economy.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said today that joblessness fell in November to 8.5 percent, from an even 9 percent in October.

Department spokesman Ben Johnson says the half-a-percentage-point decline is the largest since the summer of 1983. Also, last month’s unemployment rate was the lowest since December 2008 and was below the national rate of 8.6 percent.

Johnson says unemployment went down as the state added jobs and as the labor force shrank because some people stopped looking for work.

Ohio payrolls outside of farms grew by 6,000 in November, led by hiring in services.


1palbubba(664 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

"China Gets Revenge On Obama With Tariff On U.S. Autos"
"President Barack Obama hit China automobile tire makers with a trade tariff in 2009 and now Beijing has struck back with a potentially more punitive tariff, as much as a 21% tax hike on U.S. car exports bound for China, the world's largest auto market."
This might put a real damper on a lot of this snail paced recovery. The uniter has failed again. Seems as though China has the last laugh, as America celebrates the tire tariff.

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2DoninFL(161 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Some people stopped looking for work. They are still unemployed, so why stop counting them? Count them and the unemployment rate might be more than 9 percent. I don't think .1 percent is anything to get excited about anyway.

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