JobWatch September 2011
September 1, 2011
Ohio Reverses Course in August: Investment Needed to Revive Recovery
Data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) from its survey of employers for August 2011 show that the state lost jobs in August. The new jobs numbers are in line with a separate survey of households that indicated unemployment continues to grow, albeit slowly. This represents a course reversal from the trend of miniscule month-to-month gains that we had been seeing for much of 2011. Both the earlier trend of slight gains and this month’s slight job loss are indicative of a very weak labor market in Ohio.
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