Statements about Economy

"Perdue mismanaged Pillowtex, and nearly 8,000 people got laid off."

The wages of about 60,562 state and local government employees would be affected if the minimum wage is increased to $10.10 in Georgia, for a combined cost to taxpayers of more than $164 million annually.  

Women are paid 77 cents for every $1 men get for the same work.

"On average, women make 77 cents for every dollar men make."

The annual gross domestic product of metro Atlanta is "bigger than 28 states in the union."

"Right now, we only keep 50 percent of Georgia Tech's graduates."

The average Georgia family makes $6,000 less than the average family did 10 years ago when inflation is factored in.

"(M)ore Georgians have jobs than at any other time since October 2008."

"No one in the country has ever built a brand new sports facility and created this kind of development at the same time."

"Georgia has lost 14 percent of its jobs paying more than $50,000 a year and added 15 percent to its Medicaid rolls during the recovery."

Says "by reducing chronic health care costs in the State of Georgia, we can reduce the $32.8 billion lost each year due to lack of productivity and economic costs."

My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office.

The federal government could save $500 million annually by circulating $1 coins instead of $1 bills.

In just six years, Georgia has dropped from first in the nation from a business-friendly legal climate to 24th.

Georgia loses "millions of dollars of revenue because people go out of state to buy fireworks."

"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia."

The  Georgia Department of Economic Development assisted with the creation of 28,776 jobs, an increase of 29 percent from last fiscal year, and $5.97 billion in investments, a 32 percent increase.  

"There are close to 900,000 unemployed veterans in America right now."

"[E]mployment in Gwinnett is up more than 3 percent over last year, and unemployment is the lowest of the five core metro counties."

"The biggest contribution" behind a decrease in U.S. unemployment "was 1.2 million people leaving the workforce"  

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