Stories tagged with: Unemployment Rate

March 6, 2015 - 10:21am
1 year 24 weeks ago

The State of Ohio has released January's unemployment data for January. 

The Department of Job and Family Services said Ohio's unemployment rate of 5.1 percent is unchanged from a revised 5.1 percent in December 2014. 

The agency reports that Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 25,100 over the month, from a revised 5,369,900 in December to 5,395,000 in January. 

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 293,000 up a thousand from...

January 27, 2015 - 5:42pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

There are more people with jobs now than just a month ago.

The unemployment numbers across Muskingum County continue to fall, but that doesn't mean people without a job should worry. Supervisor of OhioMeansJobs, Julie Metzger, said the job outlook is strong.

"The job market has been growing and moving upwardly for the past several months, so we have had a lot of employers come through and a lot of employers of course reporting hires," Metzger said. "With that being...

October 5, 2012 - 5:28pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

For the first time in almost four years the U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent. It now stands at 7.8 percent.

The labor department said today that employers added 114,000 jobs in September. Wages also rose last month and more people started looking for work. In order to get an accurate picture of where the nation truly stands on jobs, an in depth look into the numbers is needed.

"You really have to look at what's behind those numbers to get a real feel for which...

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