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12:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

State Unemployment Rate Hits Six Year Low

Ohio's unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percent in March to the lowest level in six years.

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9:05 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

State Releases February Jobless Numbers

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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. 

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12:02 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

State Jobless Rate Falls

Ohio's official unemployment rate fell by 3-tenths of a point in January to 6.9 percent.

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12:01 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

New Rules Force Thousands Off Of Food Stamps

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.

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11:57 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Ohio's Jobless Rate Declines

Ohio's official unemployment rate is now 7.2 percent.

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12:30 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Regional Jobless Rate Holds Steady

The jobless rate in central Ohio was 6.1 percent last month, unchanged from October.

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12:01 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

State Jobless Rate Declined In November

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.

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12:31 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Lawmaker Wants Food Stamp Benefits Extended To More Needy Ohioans

More than one in six Ohio households is facing food insecurity.

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8:12 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Central Ohio Jobless Rates Declined In September

State officials say the unemployment rate in the Columbus area fell four tenths of a point from September to 6.1 percent last month.

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7:01 am
Tue November 26, 2013

State Welfare Rolls Got Larger 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.

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12:27 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

State Jobless Rate Increases

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.

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12:27 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Report: Ohio Not Inspecting Day Care Centers Annually

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.

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11:35 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Unemployment Rate Declines In August

Ohio's unemployment rate has increased slightly.

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6:46 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Food Stamp Program Changes Start In Ohio Next Month

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.

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10:40 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Columbus Had Lowest Jobless Rate In July

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.

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12:20 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

July Ohio Jobless Rate Unchanged From June

Ohio's unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was at this time a year ago.

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12:20 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

County Jobless Rates Increased Last Month

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says unemployment rates in several central Ohio counties rose last month.

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12:27 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Jobless Rate Holds Steady

Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for the month of May.

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6:32 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Central Ohioans Charged With Wrongly Taking Jobless Benefits

Nine central Ohio residents are accused of stealing from the state's unemployment fund.

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7:30 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Federal Funds For Shared Work Program Could Save Ohio Jobs

Two Republican State Senators want the state to take advantage of a federal program that they say would help employ more Ohioans.

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