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Changing Unemployment in Ohio

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There are many problems plaguing Ohio, but one of the biggest concerns is unemployment. Since our country went into recession in 2009, so many Americans have lost their jobs, and most have not been able to recover. In December 2013, the national unemployment rate for the country was 6.7%, which was the lowest level it had been in over five years. With Ohio having a population of 11,536,504, having an unemployment rate of 6.5% is unacceptable. The unemployment rate in Ohio has steadily been on a decline over the past year which can give us hope that it is getting better. With companies closing up or laying people off due to a low work demand, Ohioans have had a hard time finding work. Ohio farmers have had an even harder time keeping their farms running when so many citizens are out of work and having so little money to spend on produce. Is there a solution to help get Ohioans back to work? Even if there isn’t a solution, there has to be a way to bring jobs to the state, keep unemployment benefits going until Ohioans can find jobs, and bring a sense of relief to so many hard working people that just want to make ends meet and support their families.
In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama said unemployment is a continuing problem and called on the private sector to help in giving those considered long-term unemployed a chance (?). When citizens are out of work for a considerable time, they tend to be a less likely candidate for a job. Managers and CEO’s look at those people as if they just haven’t wanted to work, not that they actually just haven’t been able to find a job. After the president’s speech, many large companies stepped up to the plate and started hiring those individuals that had been out of work fo...

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