Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ohio's Unemployment Rate for August 2006 and New Bush Approval Poll

Ohio's unemployment rate for August 2006 has been posted. Here are some excerpts from the ODJFS press release:

....Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in August, down slightly from 5.8 percent in July, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 500 over the month, from 5,458,300 in July, to 5,457,800 in August.

"The labor market in Ohio showed little change in August with a slight decline in the unemployment rate," said ODJFS Director Barbara Riley.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in August was 341,000, down from 344,000 in July. The number of unemployed has decreased by 9,000 in the past 12 months from 350,000. The August unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 5.9 percent in August 2005.

The U.S. unemployment rate for August was 4.7 percent, down slightly from July...

While the Ohio Republicans like Bob Ney, Tom Noe, Bob Taft, and others enjoyed golfing, skiing, junkets to foreign cities, and the good life, Ohio lost over 200.000 jobs since the year 2000. If this is how the Republicans define economic recovery, we need a change of leadership.

>>>SurveyUSA has a new tracking poll on Bush's approval ratings in each state.
In Ohio, Bush has a 34% approval rating and a 65% disapproval rating.
Holy cow! Bush has a 69% disapproval rating among women. For all the details, check the Ohio poll at: