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Ohio Had Third-Highest Number Of Job Losses In July

Ohio ranks third in the nation in the most jobs that were cut last month, according to the firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. Spokesperson Andrew Challenger says Ohio lost  more than 18-hundred jobs last month, bringing the state's total for the year to nearly 22-thousand-600. Challenger blames retailers who are cutting costs and closing stores.

Challenger says California and Texas led the nation in job cuts last month, with Indiana and New York rounding out the top five.

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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