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Survey says: Ohioans are Better Off

A recent survey of Central Ohioans by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and nonprofit credit counseling service Apprisen is showing that Ohioans are doing better financially today than they were a few years ago. The survey also suggests that the vast majority of Ohioans (74%) believe that their local economies are stable. If you add those results with the fact that home sales in central Ohio are up a whopping twelve percent and climbing higher. It all seems to suggest that Ohio is climbing out of the recession faster than the rest of the nation with national rates hovering around 67% of people believing their local economy is stable or upwardly mobile. The rate of homes selling hasn't been this high since 2007 (Before the Great Recession). Jobs are on the rise and the unemployment rate is on a steady decline (down from 9% to 7.2% in the last year). Many experts are optimistic that these are signs of long term recovery.

 

I have wondered when we will officially see an end to the Great Recession. I wonder what year we will look back and say to our kids, " ___ was the year it all got better". I think because we are in the middle of it, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. My family is still struggling but we are better off than we were just last year or the year before. It's not easy right now by any stretch. But I was encouraged today when I saw these articles on Ohio and how we Ohioans are pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps.

 

What about you? Are you feeling any relief yet? Are you better off today than you were in 2008? 

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by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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Jambo4
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I would love a link to this survey.  It's always important to look at how many were surveyed and what the questions really were... 

There's been a lot of screwy polls and surveys as of late.. I'd not be celebrating much.. except the resilience of the American people.

Think of the little ones... Americans can't bear another 4 years of Obama!
 
Speak out, all Mama Bears on behalf of our children! 

arpazia
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Oh that's great : D
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arpazia
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Congratulations! That must have been so exciting


Quoting liveforever:

Thankfully we werent hit by the recession at all, but were much much better off then we were in 2008. We bought our first home in April of this year.


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Christine0813
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:32 AM

My thoughts as well.

Quoting Jambo4:

I would love a link to this survey.  It's always important to look at how many were surveyed and what the questions really were... 

There's been a lot of screwy polls and surveys as of late.. I'd not be celebrating much.. except the resilience of the American people.



kristi95
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:58 AM
I agree, the numbers seem optimistic!

We were doing great until 2010; last year my income taxes were higher than ever. I find it hard to believe Ohio is doing better!


Quoting Christine0813:

My thoughts as well.

Quoting Jambo4:

I would love a link to this survey.  It's always important to look at how many were surveyed and what the questions really were... 

There's been a lot of screwy polls and surveys as of late.. I'd not be celebrating much.. except the resilience of the American people.



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TheFamilyPants
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Sure thing! I thought I had linked it in the post. Sorry about that!

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/09/19/chase-economy-survey.html

mem82
by Representative on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM
1 mom liked this

I can believe it. 8)

got3boyz
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Then why did my husband just get a $4/hr cut in pay?

JoeyJrsMomma
by Carrie on Sep. 21, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Thankfully we were not really hit hard by the recession and where we were hit was a blessing in disguise! 

mem82
by Representative on Sep. 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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So many people want to stay in a bad frame of mind instead of seeing the upsides. That's got to be a hard way to live. It is getting better, and it will continue to get better.

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