Cincinnati vs. The World 10.01.14

Money magazine recently ranked West Chester one of the best places to live in the country.

Oct 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

Money magazine recently ranked West Chester one of the best places to live in the country. The Tristate neighborhood ranked No. 30 on a list of 50 small cities. Rankings were based on population, housing market, schools, health care and more. Cincinnati +2

ATM fees are continuing to climb nationwide, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com. The fee for using an out-of-network ATM rose 5 percent over the last year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction. Overdraft fees also rose to an average of $32.74 — the 16th consecutive record high. World -1

The unemployment rate in the Greater Cincinnati area dropped to a six-year low in August, falling below 5 percent for the first time since April 2008, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It now stands at 4.9 percent. Cincinnati +2

The U.S. has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 developed counties, according to a new report from the CDC. The U.S. rate of 6.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births is three times higher than rates in Japan and Finland. A baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than a baby born in Cuba, Slovakia, Hungary or Belarus.  World -2

THIS WEEK:
Cincinnati: 4
World: -3

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI: 9
WORLD: -7