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More than 16,000 jobs posted online


Kettering Health Network had the most job openings advertised online in the Dayton and western Ohio area from mid-June to mid-July with 346 postings, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Miami Twp. employer LexisNexis had the second highest number of Dayton-area job openings posted from June 14 to July 14, 2013, with 100 ads posted, according to a monthly state report released Friday.

Lowe’s posted 84 openings, Air Force Materiel Command posted 81 openings while General Electric posted 77 openings in the Dayton area, the report said.

In all, more than 16,000 job openings were posted online in that period in the Dayton and western Ohio area, the state said.

Fifth Third Bank had the most area jobs ads in the Cincinnati-Dayton area from mid-June to mid-July, according to the department.

Fifth Third had 341 online job opening ads from June 14 to July 13, the state department said Friday. IBM followed the bank with 297 ads posted online, the report said.

General Electric, Vantiv and Kroger Foods rounded out the top five employers with the most job ads in the Cincinnati area, the report said.

In total, more than 29,500 job openings were posted online in that time period for Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Brown and Warren counties, the state said.

Nationally, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near the lowest level in more than five years last week, a sign that companies are cutting few jobs.

First-time applications for benefits fell 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four week average, a less volatile measure, inched up 750 to 331,250 after falling to its lowest level since November 2007 the previous week.

Applications for unemployment benefits reflect layoffs. At the depths of the recession in March 2009, they numbered 670,000. The average has fallen 10 percent this year.

All told, nearly 4.5 million people received unemployment benefits in the week that ended Aug. 10, the latest period for which figures are available. That’s about 30,000 more than in the previous week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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