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Posted June 18, 2004 in Press Releases
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in May, down from 5.8 percent in April, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment... read more
Posted June 16, 2004 in Press Releases
Oh sure, Glenn Smith could give you his office address. But that won't help you find it. Instead, he tells you to drive into East Cleveland on Euclid Avenue. On the left you'll see... read more
Posted May 14, 2004 in Press Releases
Families in Ohio are taxed at a lower income level than families in all but five states according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, released here by Policy Matters... read more
Posted May 07, 2004 in Press Releases
Three years after Cleveland’s Fair Employment Wage Ordinance went into effect, a new report from Policy Matters Ohio finds that it has resulted in modest pay raises for a small number of workers. It has... read more
Posted April 21, 2004 in Press Releases
Unemployment in Ohio Grows Slightly in April to 5.8%; Bush, Kerry Camps try to Work Numbers to their Advantage
A report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed Friday that the state's unemployment rate... read more
Posted April 16, 2004 in Press Releases
Ohio's unemployment rate fell from 5.9% to 5.7% from February to March, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services said Friday. Ohio's rate in March was the same as the national rate. read more
Posted April 14, 2004 in Press Releases
Thousands of Ohioans fail to take advantage of tax break and forgo an average of $1,700
When taxpayers turn in the last of their income tax payments tomorrow, more than 700,000 Ohio families are likely to... read more
Posted March 19, 2004 in Press Releases
Ohio's rate of unemployment declined to 5.9% in February, down from 6.2% a month earlier, but the decline was attributed to a reduction in the size of the state's workforce and not people finding employment,... read more