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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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Private Sector Gain, Labor Force Decline: Ohio by the Numbers- July, 2013

The July 2013 Ohio By the Numbers report is now available on our website and shows 8,600 private sector jobs gained, but last month’s small labor force increase was wiped out by a loss of over 11,000. Ohio’s unemployment rate remained 7.2 percent in July. …

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New BLS Data Shows Why Medicaid Expansion is Terrible Idea for Jobs

The latest job numbers for Ohio should give policymakers considering Medicaid expansion reason to pause, at least if they want to keep creating jobs and getting Ohioans employed. While Ohio gained 5,300 private sector jobs in July, the labor force …

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A Slow Slog to Recovery: What the Latest Job Numbers Mean

This is a guest blog post from Rea Hederman, Assistant Director, Center for Data Analysis and Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The October report reveals that the labor market has continued its slow slog to recovery.  The payroll survey, which …

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