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Columbus, Ohio Employment At A Glance (Compare Unemploymet Bush v. B. Hussein Obama)
BLS.gov ^ | Bureau of Labor

Posted on 12/14/2010 8:07:14 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Local Area Unemployment Statistics


Series Id:              LAUMT39181403
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Area:                   Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
Area Type:              Metropolitan areas
State/Region/Division:  Ohio

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Year Period labor force employment unemployment unemployment rate
2000 Jan 870263 837936 32327 3.7

2000 Feb 873452 840243 33209 3.8
2000 Mar 874177 843669 30508 3.5

2000 Apr 875252 848980 26272 3.0
2000 May 874057 847447 26610 3.0

2000 Jun 887422 856027 31395 3.5
2000 Jul 893339 864664 28675 3.2

2000 Aug 889791 862298 27493 3.1
2000 Sep 876500 849370 27130 3.1

2000 Oct 886229 862030 24199 2.7
2000 Nov 889970 865536 24434 2.7

2000 Dec 892667 869676 22991 2.6
2000 Annual 881927 853990 27937 3.2

2001 Jan 890354 860111 30243 3.4
2001 Feb 888392 858933 29459 3.3

2001 Mar 888952 861427 27525 3.1
2001 Apr 889293 863152 26141 2.9

2001 May 889065 863813 25252 2.8
2001 Jun 899436 867313 32123 3.6

2001 Jul 906813 877210 29603 3.3
2001 Aug 897032 865648 31384 3.5

2001 Sep 889935 857256 32679 3.7
2001 Oct 899720 866092 33628 3.7

2001 Nov 903036 866377 36659 4.1
2001 Dec 901486 864985 36501 4.0

2001 Annual 895293 864360 30933 3.5
2002 Jan 893600 848043 45557 5.1

2002 Feb 897187 851000 46187 5.1
2002 Mar 897837 852331 45506 5.1

2002 Apr 897822 853427 44395 4.9
2002 May 899381 856819 42562 4.7

2002 Jun 908736 861086 47650 5.2
2002 Jul 912405 866497 45908 5.0

2002 Aug 908823 864235 44588 4.9
2002 Sep 901984 858704 43280 4.8

2002 Oct 907748 865096 42652 4.7
2002 Nov 905720 861133 44587 4.9

2002 Dec 903346 859471 43875 4.9
2002 Annual 902883 858154 44729 5.0

2003 Jan 902917 849982 52935 5.9
2003 Feb 905194 852390 52804 5.8

2003 Mar 905297 854187 51110 5.6
2003 Apr 904547 855901 48646 5.4

2003 May 903370 855707 47663 5.3
2003 Jun 916656 861777 54879 6.0

2003 Jul 916567 867844 48723 5.3
2003 Aug 912535 864984 47551 5.2

2003 Sep 901105 853972 47133 5.2
2003 Oct 909159 864969 44190 4.9

2003 Nov 912482 868244 44238 4.8
2003 Dec 908961 865901 43060 4.7

2003 Annual 908233 859655 48578 5.3
2004 Jan 902052 850178 51874 5.8

2004 Feb 902307 851705 50602 5.6
2004 Mar 905800 854780 51020 5.6

2004 Apr 904012 856199 47813 5.3
2004 May 907848 862011 45837 5.0

2004 Jun 920857 868119 52738 5.7
2004 Jul 924958 874511 50447 5.5

2004 Aug 923601 874822 48779 5.3
2004 Sep 909487 860839 48648 5.3

2004 Oct 922643 873378 49265 5.3
2004 Nov 925955 876920 49035 5.3

2004 Dec 920164 873454 46710 5.1
2004 Annual 914140 864743 49397 5.4

2005 Jan 907750 854929 52821 5.8
2005 Feb 908526 853420 55106 6.1

2005 Mar 908719 858313 50406 5.5
2005 Apr 910281 862032 48249 5.3

2005 May 915053 869171 45882 5.0
2005 Jun 927070 876822 50248 5.4

2005 Jul 931464 885070 46394 5.0
2005 Aug 933577 886992 46585 5.0

2005 Sep 922003 875343 46660 5.1
2005 Oct 933639 888619 45020 4.8

2005 Nov 932629 887145 45484 4.9
2005 Dec 932274 888848 43426 4.7

2005 Annual 921915 873892 48023 5.2
2006 Jan 917466 870920 46546 5.1

2006 Feb 921885 874405 47480 5.2
2006 Mar 923786 880366 43420 4.7

2006 Apr 927163 882779 44384 4.8
2006 May 929993 889833 40160 4.3

2006 Jun 941693 896313 45380 4.8
2006 Jul 949908 903484 46424 4.9

2006 Aug 949517 904768 44749 4.7
2006 Sep 938269 896375 41894 4.5

2006 Oct 951815 911738 40077 4.2
2006 Nov 955980 914280 41700 4.4

2006 Dec 954411 913224 41187 4.3
2006 Annual 938491 894874 43617 4.6

2007 Jan 941658 895277 46381 4.9
2007 Feb 940746 895724 45022 4.8

2007 Mar 943672 900532 43140 4.6
2007 Apr 947071 902766 44305 4.7

2007 May 950444 908218 42226 4.4
2007 Jun 962792 914230 48562 5.0

2007 Jul 967682 920746 46936 4.9
2007 Aug 961153 915156 45997 4.8

2007 Sep 955481 910145 45336 4.7
2007 Oct 963287 919903 43384 4.5

2007 Nov 965735 922753 42982 4.5
2007 Dec 962309 916898 45411 4.7

2007 Annual 955170 910196 44974 4.7
2008 Jan 951789(C) 902486(C) 49303(C) 5.2(C)

2008 Feb 947441(C) 900652(C) 46789(C) 4.9(C)
2008 Mar 954132(C) 906744(C) 47388(C) 5.0(C)

2008 Apr 956768(C) 912672(C) 44096(C) 4.6(C)
2008 May 962514(C) 913661(C) 48853(C) 5.1(C)

2008 Jun 975142(C) 918674(C) 56468(C) 5.8(C)
2008 Jul 983763(C) 925098(C) 58665(C) 6.0(C)

2008 Aug 977825(C) 919212(C) 58613(C) 6.0(C)
2008 Sep 965674(C) 909553(C) 56121(C) 5.8(C)

2008 Oct 977146(C) 919963(C) 57183(C) 5.9(C)
2008 Nov 972764(C) 914792(C) 57972(C) 6.0(C)

2008 Dec 971005(C) 908197(C) 62808(C) 6.5(C)
2008 Annual 966330(C) 912642(C) 53688(C) 5.6(C)

2009 Jan 962371 891993 70378 7.3
2009 Feb 963127 888042 75085 7.8

2009 Mar 966178 888980 77198 8.0
2009 Apr 970939 893578 77361 8.0

2009 May 973478 895196 78282 8.0
2009 Jun 988695 901309 87386 8.8

2009 Jul 994817 906370 88447 8.9
2009 Aug 987933 902628 85305 8.6

2009 Sep 965398 882124 83274 8.6
2009 Oct 972013 886378 85635 8.8

2009 Nov 972533 887926 84607 8.7
2009 Dec 961207 873873 87334 9.1

2009 Annual 973224 891533 81691 8.4
2010 Jan 950374 857420 92954 9.8

2010 Feb 954541 861582 92959 9.7
2010 Mar 957351 863593 93758 9.8

2010 Apr 970411 878977 91434 9.4
2010 May 974033 888960 85073 8.7

2010 Jun 976157 886644 89513 9.2
2010 Jul 980834 892546 88288 9.0

2010 Aug 974989 894117 80872 8.3
2010 Sep 962254 882874 79380 8.2

2010 Oct 967727(P) 886586(P) 81141(P) 8.4(P)
C : Corrected.
P : Preliminary.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: columbus; jobs
Anyone notice something? The STEEP rise in unemployment in the bellwether state of Ohio rose dramatically under BHO.

No doubt the Obama loving media will treat 8.4% unemployment under Obama as a VICTORY, but the BIG drop came when people LEFT THE WORK FORCE...not because they necessarily GOT JOBS. Look from July 2010 to August 2010...thousands in Columbus left the civilian work force.

My suggestion: wherever Obama goes, we find on bls.gov the employment stats for the area. His propaganda ought not trump THE TRUTH that his administration is killing jobs and prosperity.

Where does Obama go today? D.C. only? Well, that area probably has seen an INCREASE in employment...government.

1 posted on 12/14/2010 8:07:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Democrats’ explanation will be that even had Bush or McCain been in office, the unemployment would be same in 2008 and upwards. After all, the financial crisis that caused the meltdown in the economy started under Bush... Obama just inherited it.

I’ve heard their explanation too many times.


2 posted on 12/14/2010 8:13:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SoFloFreeper

So when Bush took over unemployment was at 3.4%. When he left office it was 7.3%. It is now 8.4% and down from earlier highs. The steep rise you note appeared to begin in Oct-07 during the Bush administration. Not sure your stats make the strongest argument against Obama as opposed to Bush.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 8:21:16 AM PST by NC28203
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To: SoFloFreeper

ohio voted for obama

and unemployment went up!

so-o-o-o sorry!


4 posted on 12/14/2010 8:24:30 AM PST by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t you know that it’ll take the messiah at least 8 years to correct Bush’s mistakes. (sarc)


5 posted on 12/14/2010 8:28:47 AM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: NC28203
I will second your assessment and also add another comment:

A President's impact extends beyond the date he leaves office, or to put it another way; The incoming President's changes in policies have little impact for some period of time (usually 6 to 12 months).

6 posted on 12/14/2010 8:29:38 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: NC28203; SoFloFreeper

“So when Bush took over unemployment was at 3.4%. When he left office it was 7.3%. It is now 8.4% and down from earlier highs. The steep rise you note appeared to begin in Oct-07 during the Bush administration. Not sure your stats make the strongest argument against Obama as opposed to Bush.”

It doesn’t. That is the wrong argument. The correct one is look at who ran the House and Senate. Dems took over both in 2006. Policy takes a while — here almost two years — to effect the economy. That’s what happened: The donks and their corruption when they took over Congress killed the economy. Obama just made it worse...


7 posted on 12/14/2010 8:31:20 AM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Look Nation Wide this is even more disturbing...

It is surprising that over the past several years very little has been said in the popular media about the fact that America is slowly (but surely) transforming from a full-time to part-time employed society. And while much has been said about the temporary and now past impact of census hiring, and government jobs on the workforce, there are still few mentions in mainstream media that since the depression started in December 2007, America has lost 10.5 million full time jobs, offset by a 2.8 million increase in part time jobs.

Continue http://www.zerohedge.com/article/charting-americas-transformation-part-time-worker-society-following-6-straight-months-full-t


8 posted on 12/14/2010 8:33:25 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ohio Ping


9 posted on 12/14/2010 11:39:54 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: SoFloFreeper
The STEEP rise in unemployment in the bellwether state of Ohio

I live in Columbus. It's far worse than those stats imply. Also, for those who aren't aware, Columbus is the "healthiest" area of the state as far as the economy goes. There are dozens of counties in Ohio with real jobless rates of at least 20%.

10 posted on 12/14/2010 2:48:40 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

So, as a true Ohioan, you can testify that things have gotten WORSE under Obama?


11 posted on 12/15/2010 6:53:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Much worse under Obama.


12 posted on 12/15/2010 1:40:56 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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