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Ohio jobless rate hits 11.1 percent (Highest in Decades! Obama gamble loses in bell-weather Ohio)
Middletown Journal ^ | 17 Jul 09

Posted on 07/17/2009 6:43:48 AM PDT by xzins

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate jumped to 11.1 percent in June, up from 10.8 percent in May and the first time in nearly 26 years that the rate has topped 11 percent.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the rate on Friday, July 17.

“Ohio’s labor market continued to weaken in June,” Douglas Lumpkin, ODJFS director, said in a press release. “Significant job losses in both the goods-producing and service-providing industries led to an increase in the unemployment rate to 11 .1 percent.

The state’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 33,000 over the month, from 5,133,200 in May to 5,100,200 in June.

The number of unemployed workers, however, increased to 662,000, up from 647,000 in May.

During the past 12 months, the number of Ohioans out of work has climbed by 279,000 from 383,000.

In June 2008 the jobless rate was 6.4 percent. The unemployment rate hadn’t been above 11 percent since an 11.2 percent rate in August 1983. The June jobless rate marked the third straight month the rate has been in double digits, starting with a 10.2 percent rate in April.

The national unemployment rate in June was 9.5 percent, up from May’s 9.4 percent rate.

In the Dayton area, Veronica Adkins, Kettering branch manager for Spherion, a recruiting and staffing company, said her office is seeing a lot of people who worked for Delphi and General Motors.

"The quality of people we're seeing is a lot different," she said. "You see a lot more qualified people. Usually at this time of the year her company sees lots of requests for seasonal employment but that's changed," said Adkins.

"We're not seeing seasonal orders," she said. Companies are doing more with less in areas of seasonal employment such as landscaping and warehouse work, she said.

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1 posted on 07/17/2009 6:43:49 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All; P-Marlowe; Dr. Eckleburg; wmfights

ABS in Wilmington on the radio this morning announcing they are cutting ONE THOUSAND more jobs. One guy who took a severance from DHL, counting on Obama’s promise of jobs, says his severance has now run out.

Losses are broad: manufacturing, retail, service, farming, etc.

Obama and Strickland have royally messed up this state and show ZERO hope of revival with high taxes and government restrictions.


2 posted on 07/17/2009 6:46:50 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: xzins

Buck up, Buckeyes: Obama’s plan is WORKING! Joe Biden just said so.


3 posted on 07/17/2009 6:48:24 AM PDT by Jagman (You comport, We deride!)
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To: xzins

            Failure!

4 posted on 07/17/2009 6:49:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: xzins

Wow, and I thought Florida was bad at over 10%. And yeah, Florida went blue too. So much for Hope and Change.


5 posted on 07/17/2009 6:49:29 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: xzins

Not to worry, that second stimulus will turn it all around!


6 posted on 07/17/2009 6:49:47 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Jim Thompson for POTUS)
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To: xzins

0bama has propaganda commercials for how great ObamaCare is all set and ready to go in this state, so he is not worried.

He also will appoint someone to appoint someone to appoint someone to be in charge of teleprompting bullcrap 0bama propaganda speeches in all of the states ACORN stole for him- so nothing to see here move along.


7 posted on 07/17/2009 6:49:53 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: xzins

This guy obviously missed the memo...it’s Bush’s fault. But not to worry, once we get Obamacare and cap-and-tax...the economy will rebound and we’ll have full employment! Kumbayaaaaaa..........


8 posted on 07/17/2009 6:51:51 AM PDT by wny
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To: xzins

Obama’s plan is working... and by the time Obamacare, Cap and trade and the second stimulus are passed and signed into law.. the only thing left for Obama and his clowns to do is rush through amnesty for all the illegals so they can stay in power! They are ruining the country!


9 posted on 07/17/2009 6:52:56 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: xzins
Washington's Dilemma: This Isn't A Recession, It's A Collapse
10 posted on 07/17/2009 6:53:06 AM PDT by blam
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To: xzins

Hope & Change in full effect.


11 posted on 07/17/2009 6:53:36 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: xzins

I fear a long cold winter for many of my fellow Ohioans.

THE ROOF IS LEAKING
The roof is leaking and the wind is howling
Kids are crying ‘cos the sheets are so cold
Woke this morning found my hands were frozen
I’ve tried to fix the fire, but you know the damn thing’s too old

It’s been months now, since we heard from our Mary,
I wonder if she ever made the coast
Well she and her young man, they both moved out there
I sure hope they write, just to let us know

And me, I’m getting stronger by the minute
My wife’s expecting, but I hope she can wait
‘Cos this winter looks like it’s gonna be another bad one
But Spring’ll soon be here,
Ohh.... but I hope it’s not late

Ma and Pa lived here, and theirs before them
They tried their hardest to make it a home
Seems so long now since they passed over
Hope my children try to make it their own

Well my roof is leaking and the wind is howling
The kids are crying, ‘cos the sheets are so cold
Woke this morning and my hands were frozen
Oh I’ve tried to fix the fire, but you know the damn thing’s too old

But me, Oh I’m getting stronger by the minute
My wife’s expecting, but I hope she can wait
‘Cos this winter looks like it’s gonna be another bad one
But Spring’ll soon be here,
Ohh.. God I hope it’s not late


12 posted on 07/17/2009 6:53:37 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: inflorida

I was in Florida just last week. The housing bubble hurt you all bad, but in your favor is not having an income tax and only a 7% sales tax rate. It’s a business friendly state. Private businesses were everywhere.

In Ohio we have an income tax, nearly the same sales tax, and taxes and fees on everything imaginable and something like the 3rd highest business tax in the nation and one of the highest in the world.

If you’re a business, would you want to come here?


13 posted on 07/17/2009 6:54:08 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BUT, but, but...his approval poll numbers say otherwise....that's why I say the pollsters ARE LYING and pulling the wool over our eyes and the American folk!! They are afraid to stir the pot and cause racial chaos!
14 posted on 07/17/2009 6:54:12 AM PDT by RoseofTexas (sierra)
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To: xzins

Well, payback’s a bitch, ain’t it. Too bad all the people who lost jobs aren’t ones who voted for him. They richly deserve it.


15 posted on 07/17/2009 6:54:12 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: xzins
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16 posted on 07/17/2009 6:54:29 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: xzins
Give us more Change! More! More!

We're not unemployed, we're FUN-employed... the marxist media tells us so! More Change! More Change!

Punish success! Reward Sloth! Suppress the job builders, and force states to increase the amount unemployment checks! What a perfectly logical system.

Dear God, let us have some "change" when we win the skirmish of 2010, and the "war of 2012" (play theme of 1812 overture here.)

17 posted on 07/17/2009 6:55:06 AM PDT by 1-Eagle ( Support FreeRepublic - Donate today)
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To: wny

Ohio has been emulating Michigan in its economic approach, embracing Democrats while going into the sewer. Sad to see my birthplace in such bad shape.


18 posted on 07/17/2009 6:55:53 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: xzins

When NCR left Strickland complained that NCR didn’t even bother to talk about staying.

Take a hint Ted, you are in a really bad place when the complaints stop. It means that they have just given up,
because they know that it is a waste of time.


19 posted on 07/17/2009 6:56:54 AM PDT by oldpass
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To: xzins

Texas’ unemployment fund dried up....

how many others are to report?

It used to be that if unemployment went to 6-7 percet, we were looking for a new gov’t!


20 posted on 07/17/2009 6:57:22 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Jagman
Obama’s plan is WORKING! Joe Biden just said so.

That's right! All we have to do is keep spending that money and we'll be out of the hole in no time.

Extra bonus question: How many months need to pass before this is no longer Bush's fault?

21 posted on 07/17/2009 6:57:31 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: xzins

You’re right about us not having the income tax and a reasonable sales tax. In fact, that is why many millionaires keep their primary residence here even though they spend most of their time in other states, such as California. Tiger Woods would be a good example.


22 posted on 07/17/2009 6:58:12 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: AD from SpringBay
Extra bonus question: How many months need to pass before this is no longer Bush's fault?

In the Baraqqis view, it will be Bush's fault FOREVER. Hopefully in the voter's view, by 2010.

23 posted on 07/17/2009 6:59:25 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: xzins

bellwether


24 posted on 07/17/2009 6:59:29 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: xzins

But, but, but...Sherrod Brown and Ted Strickland ran in 2006 almost exclusively on a platform of bringing jobs back to Ohio...you can’t possibly mean they lied. Why, the next thing you know, you’ll be suggesting that Obama isn’t for the common man and reforming the system. (Of course they lied, they’re Dems, aren’t they?)


25 posted on 07/17/2009 6:59:40 AM PDT by mak5
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To: erman

Don’t blame Ohioians too much. Obama pimped ACORN and the SOS there for the win.


26 posted on 07/17/2009 7:01:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: oldpass

Does this help Kasich and the GOP in general in the state or will it always be ‘Bush’s fault’?


27 posted on 07/17/2009 7:01:40 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You can't blame Bush anymore...)
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To: xzins

Bellwether. A wether is a neutered ram; tie a bell around his neck, and the flock follows him. Hence, a bellwether is a leading indicator. Meteorology is not involved.


28 posted on 07/17/2009 7:02:13 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: xzins
In Ohio we have an income tax, nearly the same sales tax, and taxes and fees on everything imaginable and something like the 3rd highest business tax in the nation and one of the highest in the world.

And the Ohio CAT tax implememnted last year on business grossing over $150k.

29 posted on 07/17/2009 7:02:51 AM PDT by tc45a
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To: nascarnation

You are part time compared to us. We in Michigan are at 15%. Jenny is Blowing Us Away! For sure.


30 posted on 07/17/2009 7:02:56 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: oldpass

This is such a business-unfriendly state. Taxes are compounded by restrictions are compounded by a questionable labor force.

When uber-liberal Obama and uber-liberal Strickland can’t talk liberal GM and Ford into staying in this state, then something is bad wrong here.

Strickland’s Plan:

1. Slot machines.
2. Tax increases.
3. More money spent on education (read: local tax increases)

The guy is an ObamaBot, and his puppet master and he don’t have a clue.


31 posted on 07/17/2009 7:03:24 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: erman

I really don’t know what to say.
‘bammy TOLD THEM he was going to bankrupt their main industry - coal,

and they still went blue.

Guess they got to “make history” and “vote for the cool black guy”. That and a dollar might get you something to eat.


32 posted on 07/17/2009 7:03:27 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: wny

33 posted on 07/17/2009 7:04:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: A. Morgan; All
Obama’s plan is working...

Exactly (NOT SARCASM), just like the similar plans of his communist soul brothers Lenin, in the Soviet Union, and Mugabe, in Zimbabwe, worked. He's an American and America hating communist and secret Mudslime. What else could be expected from him? His so-called "Czars" are actually commissars, modeled closely after the same kind of officials in the old Soviet Union, who were established in offices parallel to the regular government offices to supervise the regular government offices and keep them true to the party line.

34 posted on 07/17/2009 7:04:18 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Cool. Thanks.


35 posted on 07/17/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: nascarnation
Ohio has been emulating Michigan in its economic approach, embracing Democrats while going into the sewer.

And in local government, i.e. many mini-Detroits popping up all over the state.
36 posted on 07/17/2009 7:06:12 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: mak5

I am originally from Ohio and we had people on here saying Strickland wasn’t so bad. Bet me — he is a Dem.


37 posted on 07/17/2009 7:06:45 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: xzins

A recession is when your neighbor is out of work.

A depression is when you are out of work.

A recovery is when Obama is out of work.

Wait until the democrats create a 20% unemployment!


38 posted on 07/17/2009 7:06:51 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: xzins
In Ohio we have an income tax, nearly the same sales tax, and taxes and fees on everything imaginable and something like the 3rd highest business tax in the nation and one of the highest in the world. If you’re a business, would you want to come here?

Allen County [Ohio] commissioners want to increase taxes, which is upsetting a lot of people. When things are bad, the first thing politicians do is make them worse for those who are working. The other day, a guy came to my home and asked to do yard work. I was just on my way out to buy new hedge trimmers, and decided to give him the money instead. He did a good job, and I felt so bad for him. I had been in his position a time or two, but it's worse now, because it's lingering and getting worse with each day democrats are in office. Now is the time to speak out against Obama and Pelosi's gang, and while we are at it, those of us who can afford to, let some laid off worker mow the lawn, or something. This is a good time to help each other, because the government sure isn't doing a good job of it.

39 posted on 07/17/2009 7:07:13 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

same as MN with Al Franken.

Norm Coleman was 1000 votes ahead of Franken Beans before the recount(s).


40 posted on 07/17/2009 7:07:38 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: inflorida

I think the unemployment rate in Michigan is 15.1%.


41 posted on 07/17/2009 7:08:37 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: xzins
counting on Obama’s promise of jobs

Yeah... the evil rich Republicans were deliberately holding back on the jobs! /s

42 posted on 07/17/2009 7:08:45 AM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: PhiKapMom

Strickland is a pro-tax, pro-abortion, pro-gay, liberal democrat.

What more really needs to be said?


43 posted on 07/17/2009 7:09:20 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

If they get their tax increases they think will turn this around, then no one should be surprised if it hits 20%.


44 posted on 07/17/2009 7:11:13 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

It helps Kasich and Rob Portman big time.


45 posted on 07/17/2009 7:12:19 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: xzins

Hope and Change, Baby ! Hope and Change !!"

46 posted on 07/17/2009 7:13:31 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (It is impossible to convince someone of facts or truth if they don't want to believe it.)
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To: Jaidyn

Good post.


47 posted on 07/17/2009 7:14:31 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Tell me about it.
I’ve inherited the family home in Cleveland and trying to sell it is a nightmare.
The first thing the city does is come in and inspect from top to bottom.
They write up everything that they feel is wrong, and you either have to fix it before selling or get estimates from “approved” contractors (wink wink) and post a bond of 120% of the estimates.


48 posted on 07/17/2009 7:14:31 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: xzins

If it drops to 10.9% watch the MSM proclaim it to be proof of Obama’s brilliant vision.


49 posted on 07/17/2009 7:16:02 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: xzins

So... hows that hope and change workin in Ohio?

Yea.

Don’t trust anything a Democrat says. They only know how to run stuff into the ground. Or lower.


50 posted on 07/17/2009 7:17:36 AM PDT by Danae (I AM JIM THOMPSON - Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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