economy

A sign at Easton Town Center in Columbus, advertising that stores, bars and restaurants are open following coronavirus closures.
Karen Kasler

Ohio’s businesses say they’re optimistic about the future of the economy, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to have them worried.

Vertical Adventures, Columbus, Ohio
Dan Konik

Thousands of Ohioans are being laid off as businesses have temporarily shut their doors due to efforts to prevent the spread COVID 19. 

Karen Kasler

Ohio has been gaining jobs over the last few years, and its unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years a few months ago. But there are other numbers in the state’s economic overview that raise concerns for a progressive group that reviews the economy each year on Labor Day.

Ohio Chamber Foundation

A research arm of the state’s leading business lobby has put together a set of recommendations to improve the economy by growing innovation. That proposal has been presented to the candidates for governor.

Last year was a hard one in a category that nearly every politician talks about and nearly every election hinges on: the economy. And specifically, it was a tough year for job growth in Ohio.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s economy, like the nation’s, has been improving in recent years since the economic downturn in 2008. But many of the jobs that are coming back are not like the ones that were lost during the most recent depression.

The state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly last month to 4.7%.