Regional Unemployment Rate Declines By Jim Letizia • May 20, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Columbus 2020 reports the region's unemployment rate fell nearly a full-percentage point this winter, to four-point-nine-percent. The economic development agency says more than 18-hundred jobs were created during the first quarter of 2014. Tags: Columbus 2020UnemploymentTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Rate Of Local Exports Below Those Of Other Cities And States By Jim Letizia • May 1, 2014 columbusregion.com A newly-released report by a local economic development group says central Ohio exports lag behind those in other Ohio cities and neighboring states, as a share of the local economy. Report: Strong Local Job Growth This Spring By Jim Letizia • Aug 15, 2013 Central Ohio continues to rank as the fastest-growing region in the state for jobs. State Releases April Jobless Figures By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 16, 2014 Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest level in more than six years.