economy

Cleveland debate: Fact checking claims from Trump, Biden

BY: - September 30, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off in their first General Election debate in Cleveland on Tuesday night. There were plenty of fireworks throughout the night, most coming from the debate stage and not from Progressive Field three miles away. (Sorry, Indians fans.) Here is a look at several claims with […]

Ohio economists say mask mandate is well worth doing

BY: - August 17, 2020

Ohio economists say mask mandate is well worth doing

The grim calculus behind Ohio’s economic reopening

BY: - May 8, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called it a “great Ohio day” Thursday as he announced plans to reopen bars, restaurants, beauty salons and barber shops in the coming weeks. This comes after factories and other businesses have already opened and retail stores are set to open on Tuesday. But statewide and nationally, infections and deaths from […]

Who would benefit from Ohio’s minimum wage going up?

BY: - January 29, 2020

One-thousand, two-hundred and ninety-nine years.  The how long it would take for someone making Ohio’s minimum wage to earn the same amount as the state’s highest-earning CEO made in just the Fiscal Year 2018.  TransDigm CEO Kevin Stein earned $23.5 million in FY 2018. An Ohioan earning the minimum wage of $8.70 per hour would […]

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

Report: Ohio’s unemployment stayed put in November

BY: - December 20, 2019

Ohio’s unemployment rate was unchanged in November from a month prior and remains higher than the national average. The unemployment in November stood at 4.2 percent, the same it was in October, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported on Friday. The rate is, however, better now in Ohio than November 2018 when […]

Joe Burrow, poverty, Ohio’s economy, the NEXUS pipeline and plastic bag bans

BY: - December 17, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: The Ohio Capital Journal is proud of Heisman winner Joe Burrow for highlighting issues […]

Pew report: Ohio’s tax revenues still have not recovered from recession

BY: - December 11, 2019

Most states have seen their tax revenue fully recovered from the economic recession a decade ago. Ohio is among the notable exceptions, research from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows, with tax collections in 2019’s first quarter still 7 percent below Ohio’s peak. Income taxes have been repeatedly slashed in Ohio budgets over the last decade. […]