From the daily archives: Friday, July 22, 2011

In light of today’s disappoint June jobs report in which the State of Ohio saw for the first time in twenty-two months its unemployment rate go up, I thought I search to see if there was any indication that we should expect July’s jobs report (which we’ll get roughly a month from now) will be any better.

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that the U.S. Department of Labor released its data for new unemployment claims for the week of July 9th.  Here’s what the AP reported said:

The Labor Department said Thursday that Ohio […]

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According to documents obtained by Plunderbund, on June 28th, 2011 Gary C. Mohr, Kasich’s director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), officially requested to abolish 1,135 positions within his department. This will include the direct layoffs of 800 employees. If approved, the positions would be eliminated by Dec. 31, 2011.

According to the documents, ODRC had originally submitted a reorganization plan on March 15, 2011 that called for the reduction of 181 positions. This was intended to address the proposed budget cuts to the department. The layoffs were slated to be effective on July 16th, 2011.

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We’ve talked about how through February 2010 until April 2011, Ohio was on a consistent fourteen-month streak of seeing its unemployment rate drop every month.  That was second only to the streak that began in 1983 in terms of longest consecutive streak of consistently dropping monthly unemployment rates in Ohio.  The streak ended in May when Ohio’s unemployment rate stayed the same as it did in April.

This morning, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services released its June unemployment report for Ohio.

The number of Ohioans that are unemployed grew by 9,000 from May to June […]

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