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Filling the Technical Skills Gap

Jan 17, 2017
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As more and more young Americans are opting to go to college rather than vocational or technical schools, far fewer young people are pursuing technical careers than in the past. With the baby boomer generation retiring, millions of trade jobs will need to be filled in the coming years. Today we'll discuss how some people are addressing this issue and training the next generation to take on these positions.

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What will Ohio’s economy look like in 2017?  Governor Kasich warned last month that the state could go into recession in the new year.

The path of the Ohio River snakes southwest out of Pittsburgh and forms the border between Ohio and West Virginia. Here, the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains rise along its banks, and beneath that Appalachian soil lie the natural resources that have sustained the valley's economy: coal — and now, natural gas.

To people far away, who consume goods made with energy fueled by the Ohio Valley, coal and gas may be harmful agents of global warming.

But to people in Ohio coal country, a good life on the ground is paid for by what's underneath it.

Unemployment dropped by 0.3 percentage points, to 4.6 percent, last month — the lowest rate since 2007 — according to the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mayors from Ohio's 30 biggest cities and suburbs are forging an alliance to fight for more government investment in urban infrastructure and job creation.

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State labor officials say Ohio's official unemployment increased again last month.

The U.S. added 161,000 new jobs in October, with workers seeing strong growth in wages, according to the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hourly earnings rose 10 cents over last month, a higher increase than anticipated. In total, wages — now averaging $25.92 an hour — are up 2.8 percent year over year.

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The number of workers unemployed in Ohio rose slightly in September.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the unemployment was 4.8 percent in September, up from 4.7 percent in August.

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A new survey finds evangelical Ohioans are less likely to see poverty as a problem that government needs to handle than people who have no religious affiliation.

New local job figures show Central Ohio continues to outpace most of the state. 

Officials say Ohio's unemployment rate rose again in January to match the national rate, which dropped compared with the previous month.

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Local economic experts predict strong job growth in central Ohio this year.

Economist Bill Lafayette predicts 2.2 percent job growth for central Ohio in 2016, which would mean about 22,000 jobs.  Columbus has exceeded the state and nation for job creation.  Lafayette says central Ohio employment is up nearly 14 percent from 2010. 

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Ohio added thousands of jobs in November, but state officials say the unemployment rate rose slightly for November, a month after reaching its lowest level in 14 years.

Experience Of Military Veterans Valued By Ohio Employers

Nov 11, 2015
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Communities around the state are holding events to honor veterans.   Many Ohio businesses are helping military members in the long term.

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