Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

State Jobless Rate Declined In November

Dec 20, 2013

Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in November, down a tenth of a percentage point from October, but six tenths of a point above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in November of last year.

More than one in six Ohio households is facing food insecurity.

State officials say the unemployment rate in the Columbus area fell four tenths of a point from September to 6.1 percent last month.

State Welfare Rolls Got Larger Last Month

Nov 26, 2013

Statistics show the Ohio welfare rolls increased in October for the first time since the state began enforcing tougher job and work-training requirements.

State Jobless Rate Increases

Nov 22, 2013

State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in October, an increase of a tenth of a point from September and two tenths of a point from August.

A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows Ohio has not always met its requirements for annual, unannounced inspections of day care centers and could conduct more comprehensive background checks on employees.

Unemployment Rate Declines In August

Sep 20, 2013

Ohio's unemployment rate has increased slightly.

Food Stamp Program Changes Start In Ohio Next Month

Sep 20, 2013

The U.S. House has voted 217-210 to cut nearly 4 billion dollars a year from the food stamp, or SNAP, program that is used by more than 1 in 7 Americans in the wake of the Great Recession.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Columbus had the state's lowest unemployment rate among major metropolitan areas last month at 6.3 percent.

July Ohio Jobless Rate Unchanged From June

Aug 16, 2013

Ohio's unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was at this time a year ago.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says unemployment rates in several central Ohio counties rose last month.

Jobless Rate Holds Steady

Jun 21, 2013

Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for the month of May.

Nine central Ohio residents are accused of stealing from the state's unemployment fund.

Federal Funds For Shared Work Program Could Save Ohio Jobs

Mar 28, 2013

Two Republican State Senators want the state to take advantage of a federal program that they say would help employ more Ohioans.

Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Mar 22, 2013

Ohio's unemployment rate for February was 7 percent, unchanged from January.

The Labor Department says Ohio is one of 25 states that saw their unemployment rates increase in January from December.

Columbus Economy Strongest In The State

Mar 8, 2013

A new state report says the Columbus economy is the strongest in Ohio.

State Issues Report On Fracking

Feb 12, 2013

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has issued the first of what promises to be a series of quarterly reports on the growth of fracking.

State officials say 67 of Ohio's 88 counties had higher unemployment rates in December.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is merging 13 offices, including some in Central Ohio, in order to save 2-million dollars a year.

Court rules state did not manipulate Medicaid contracts

Jan 2, 2013

Ohio is prepared to move forward with certain Medicaid contracts after an appellate court ruled in the state's favor in a lawsuit that had blocked officials from signing the agreements. 

Governor Approves Additional Money For Foodbanks

Dec 21, 2012

For the second straight year, Ohio Governor John Kasich has authorized an additional 1-million dollar appropriation for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to meet a growing demand.

869-thousand Ohio households currently receive food stamps, but some are about to see their allotments cut.

Ohio is getting a federal grant of up to 21.4 million dollars to create temporary jobs to help with cleanup and recovery from severe storms that hit the state in late June and early July.