Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ohio's Jobless Rate Bouncing Back, Thanks to Construction

In good news for the State of Ohio more people are getting jobs reported by the Columbus Dispatch. 4,000 Construction hires in December shifted the 7.4% Unemployment rate to 7.2%. That spells relief for a lot of families as people are returning back to work.
“There is general optimism through all the sectors of construction,” said Chris Runyan, president of the Ohio Contractors Association.
 -The Columbus Dispatch
The growth has been dramatic enough to put pressure on the highway construction industry to find highly skilled operators of heavy machinery. The trend of optimism is expected to expand this year as economic indicators point to a continued economic recovery. Read more here.

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