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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment figure rose slightly in July but remained lower than the rate a year ago. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.3% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.1% rate in June. But it’s below the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from May to June. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4% in June, compared with 4.1% the previous month. Ohio’s unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in June 2018. The national rate was 3.7% in June, up from 3.6% in May, and… Read More
Job growth rebounded strongly last month as employers added 224,000 jobs. That followed a disappointing May when employers added just 72,000 jobs.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A legislative audit has found that the Jobs Act enacted by West Virginia lawmakers in 2001 in hopes of assuring that 75 percent of jobs on state-funded public works projects would go to local workers has failed. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the audit says the legislation has been wholly ineffective and… Read More
Employers added 196,000 jobs in March, bouncing back from February’s weak growth, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate was unchanged at nearly 50-year lows.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 4.6 percent. That is down slightly from 4.7 percent in January but up from a year ago, when the state rate was 4.5 percent. It also remains higher than the national unemployment rate, which was 3.8 percent, down from 4… Read More
Amazon employee Andre Woodson made his way among yellow bins traveling through a vast warehouse filled with boxes and envelopes to be packed, sorted and shipped. In Amazon-speak, this is a “fulfillment center.” “Our Jeffersonville, Indiana, fulfillment center is about 1.2 million square feet, which is equivalent to about 28 football fields,” Woodson explained. About… Read More
Store managers are told to make “every effort” to offer new job options as the greeter position goes away. Workers and their families tell NPR about chaos and anxiety of being in limbo.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A marketing and communications company is planning to add 100 new jobs to a West Virginia facility. The Intelligencer reports Williams Lea Tag plans to add the jobs in downtown Wheeling during the next nine months, bringing the total number of employees at its Stone Center facility to nearly 660. The… Read More
The Appalachian Regional Commission announced Thursday another $22.8 million in funding to 33 projects aimed at revitalizing economies in places affected by the decline in the coal industry. The awards are the latest in the ARC’s POWER Initiative, an acronym for Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization. Congress has funded the initiative for four years specifically… Read More