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Jobless Claims Last Year Hit 42 Year Low

State officials say the number of claims for unemployment insurance benefits last year were the lowest since 1973. The Ohio Department of Job and Family services says nearly 422 thousand claims were filed last year, continuing a downward trend. The department credits the decline on an improving economy. Ohio’s unemployment rate is 4.5 percent.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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