Unemployment

Manufacturing
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The state’s jobless rate last month was unchanged from July.  But that’s mixed news to some who watch the economy.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

May’s 20,000 new private sector jobs in Ohio mean the state is outpacing the nation in job growth rate so far this year, though the state had no measurable job growth in all of last year. But Gov. John Kasich warns that the latest trend will be short-lived if leaders rework JobsOhio.

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WHITE HOUSE

Over the weekend, President Trump made his second visit to Northeast Ohio in less than two months. While in Cleveland, he met with Republican donors, talked about tax cuts passed last year, and endorsed Republican Senate hopeful Jim Renacci.

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WKSU

The state’s jobless rate fell for the second straight month to its lowest level in a year. However, even those who think the state is on the right track economically are concerned about weakness in those numbers.

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POLICY MATTERS OHIO

The state’s jobless rate has fallen to 4.7 percent, its lowest level since last March. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

January’s unemployment rate went down 0.2 of a point from December’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. Hannah Halbert from the progressive think tank Policy Matters Ohio says that’s good news – with a caveat.

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