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Has Ohio Lost its Labor Force Edge?

On Friday August 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its national jobs numbers for July. The report contained a familiar narrative: a modest increase in total employment and a slowly declining unemployment rate. However, because the unemployment rate …

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Unemployment Rate at its Lowest in Seven Years, But Labor Force Sees Large Declines

The May 2014 Ohio By the Numbers report continues to show private sector job gains as well as a continuing drop in the unemployment rate.  Ohio’s unemployment rate of 5.5 percent is the lowest since April of 2007, before the beginning …

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Private Sector Job Growth Continues, Unemployment Rate Drops Below National Average, Labor Force Continues Slide- Ohio by the Numbers, April 2014

The April 2014 Ohio By the Numbers report continues to paint a mixed picture for Ohio’s economy.  On the positive side, Ohio’s private sector gained jobs and the unemployment rate sharply declined.  Ohio added 8,000 private sector jobs (and 4,600 …

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BLS Revisions Improve Ohio’s Private Sector Job Creation Ranking

The February 2014 Ohio By the Numbers report (now available on The Buckeye Institute website) is the to incorporate the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) new annual benchmarks.  Using the new benchmarks that showed higher job creation numbers since 2010 than initially reported, Ohio’s …

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Stop Being Obsessed With “Income Inequality” and Get Obsessed With Creating Jobs

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the issue of income inequality.  In a Gallup poll released on February 17, 23% of Americans listed “Unemployment/Jobs” as the number one problem facing the country.  Despite insistence by the Obama …

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5.4K Private Sectors Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Dips but Remains Higher than National Rate.

The December 2013 Ohio By the Numbers report shows an increase of 5,400 private sector jobs.  Ohio’s labor force increased for the second straight month and  its unemployment rate ticked down to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent in November.  But the gap between …

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Ohio Private Sector Job Growth Ranking Falls as Over 12K Jobs Lost

The November 2013 Ohio By the Numbers report (now available on the Buckeye Institute website) shows a rough month for the private sector with 12,600 private sector jobs lost.  This loss pushed down Ohio’s private sector job growth ranking since 2010 from 26th …

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