Ohio’s unemployment rate rises; economics professor Mark Votruba weighs in

Ohio unemployment rises to 8.8 pct. in June

Associated Press: Ohio’s unemployment rate rose last month, but state officials say the job market is gaining strength. Conflicting numbers can be explained by the private sector adding jobs but the public sector cutting them, explained Mark Votruba, associate professor of economics. “So with those public sector jobs going away, those people are going to go immediately onto the unemployment rolls, so those people are going to have an offsetting effect, but that’s going to plateau hopefully in the near future,” he said.