JobWatch March 2005

March 18, 2005
   

Ohio job picture remains bleary

Ohio’s job picture remains bleary, as the state has lost jobs during five out the last six months. According to the latest seasonally adjusted payroll numbers issued March 18 by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, the state lost more than 4,000 non-agricultural jobs in the last month, leaving it with 188,000 or 3.4 percent fewer jobs than it had when the recession officially began in March 2001. At this point after the early 1990s recession started, 166,000 jobs had been created in Ohio, an increase of 3.4 percent.

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