Ohio's unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percent in March to the lowest level in six years.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped in the last month, and is now below the national average. But not everyone is looking at jobs numbers in the same way.
Ohio's official unemployment rate fell by 3-tenths of a point in January to 6.9 percent.
More than 10 thousand low-income Ohioans lost their food stamp benefits this month as the state began enforcing work requirements that were waived in recent years.
Ohio's official unemployment rate is now 7.2 percent.
The jobless rate in central Ohio was 6.1 percent last month, unchanged from October.
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in November, down a tenth of a percentage point from October, but six tenths of a point above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in November of last year.
More than one in six Ohio households is facing food insecurity.
State officials say the unemployment rate in the Columbus area fell four tenths of a point from September to 6.1 percent last month.
Statistics show the Ohio welfare rolls increased in October for the first time since the state began enforcing tougher job and work-training requirements.
State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in October, an increase of a tenth of a point from September and two tenths of a point from August.
A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows Ohio has not always met its requirements for annual, unannounced inspections of day care centers and could conduct more comprehensive background checks on employees.
Ohio's unemployment rate has increased slightly.
The U.S. House has voted 217-210 to cut nearly 4 billion dollars a year from the food stamp, or SNAP, program that is used by more than 1 in 7 Americans in the wake of the Great Recession.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Columbus had the state's lowest unemployment rate among major metropolitan areas last month at 6.3 percent.
Ohio's unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was at this time a year ago.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says unemployment rates in several central Ohio counties rose last month.
Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for the month of May.
Nine central Ohio residents are accused of stealing from the state's unemployment fund.
Two Republican State Senators want the state to take advantage of a federal program that they say would help employ more Ohioans.