The state has an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent as of most reports for the month of January. That is down from the 7.9 percent it was at in the month of December. This is an adjusted figure for seasonal employment. The Columbus area has a current unemployment rate of 7.6 percent for the month of January, which is up a significant amount from the 6.4 percent it was at in the month of December. However, Columbus does have one of the lower rates compared to other counties.
What does this mean for the Columbus area? In short, more people are looking for work now than they were. There has also been some significant downsizing in area corporations and businesses. This has all contributed to a drop in the number of positions available though the number of people looking for work in the city continues to go up.
Are you looking for work in Columbus? Though area companies are staying they will be hiring in the spring and throughout the rest of the year, many people are worried. With this increase in the unemployed rate, there could be problems for Columbus if the economic condition doesn't improve.