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Ohio unemployment rate down for 10th month in a row

Published: Fri, June 15, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in May for the tenth consecutive month, reaching its lowest point since October 2008 as the national rate increased slightly, officials said today.

The state Department of Job and Family Services said seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio decreased from 7.4 percent in April to 7.3 percent in May, and the state’s nonfarm payrolls swelled by 19,600 compared with April’s figures.

The national jobs report was bleaker as the U.S. unemployment rate increased from 8.1 percent in April to 8.2 percent in May. Only 69,000 jobs were added, the fewest in a year.

Gov. John Kasich said it’s encouraging to see Ohioans returning to work but warned the state isn’t in the clear, despite getting good news in the face of national data heightening fears that the economy is sputtering.


1MzVirgoLuv(157 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

okay, so 4.5 mill jobs in 25 months don't count as job creation, hhmm. Well, I guess we can give Romney the credit since he will take it anyway....There a plenty of jobs in the papers, it's a shame that ppl are so picky yet constantly complain that they don't have a job and lets blame the Black guy. Hey, it's been done for years so why stop now, right?

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2walter_sobchak(1907 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

This is because Barry Soetoro believes that all of our problems can only be solved by the govt. Last week, he clearly made the statement that the private sector is doing just fine but we need more policemen, firemen, and teachers (and, don't forget, more taxes). This is why his stimulus package has been dismal at best. As with the car bailout, Barry wanted to choose the winner, not the public. A better solution would be what I heard from former Secy. Robert B. Reich from the Clinton Admin. Exempt the first $20,000 of income from the payroll tax of every individual. This would put immediate money into the hands of all working Americans, no matter what there level of income and infuse some money into a sluggish economy. Instead, he wants to continue to play class warfare and keep putting us further into debt.

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3theoldwrench(243 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

red why then is the govener bragging about all the new jobs he has created, is he also a liar?

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