From the daily archives: Saturday, September 19, 2015

A new analysis of Ohio’s job statistics by one of the state’s leading and unchallenged number crunchers shows August 2015 was the 34th consecutive month when Ohio’s job growth rate was below the USA national average. George Zeller, an economic research analyst based in Cleveland, said, “This below average job growth in Ohio now has reached 2 full years and 10 additional months.”

The good news for Ohio is that 14,500 jobs seasonally adjusted were gained in August 2015. The bad news is that Ohio’s job growth rate in August 2015 is now 1.12 percent compared to the USA […]

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Gov. John Kasich claims he wants to help people “living in the shadows,” but new poverty numbers show his rhetoric has not translated into real results.

Kasich’s Real Record Lives In The Shadows

A U.S. Census Bureau report released this week shows that 593,831 children lived in poverty in Ohio in 2014, up from 591,328 children in 2013, according to Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio. The child poverty rate, at 22.9 percent, was virtually unchanged from the previous year .  Poverty is defined as an annual household income below $24,418 for a family of four.

With the exception of Columbus, the state capital that has state […]

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