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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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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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Making Sense of the Labor Force Participation Rate

There are countless statistics and measures used to analyze the state of the economy.  One measure that has grown in popularity recently is the labor force participation rate (LFPR). The LFPR is the percentage of “working age persons” (between ages …

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April Ohio by the Numbers Shows We Still Have a Long Way to Go

The April 2012 Ohio by the Numbers report is now available and it continues to reflect the serious challenges Ohio faces in recovering from decades of growth deficits. Ohio lost 6,300 private sector jobs in April; Ohio currently ranks 20th nationally in …

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Ever More Reason for Reform… NOW

The Buckeye Institute continues making the case for bold, fundamental reforms across the board in order to return Ohio to vibrancy.  The reasons for such bold reform are manifest, but here are two things to keep in mind: First, Friday’s …

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A sobering chart on unemployment

Obviously, any signs of economic recovery are good, and encouraging, but we have a long way to go.

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Kevin Holtsberry talks Ohio By the Numbers with Brian Wilson on 1370 WSPD

Yesterday afternoon Buckeye President Kevin Holtsberry talked with Brian Wilson on 1370 WSPD in Toledo about the mission of the Buckeye Institute and our Ohio By the Numbers report.  You can listen below.

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