Statements about Jobs
The state of Georgia lost 16 percent of its employees last year, and that percentage has risen over the past three years.
South Carolina has a labor shortage, specifically in the meatpacking industry.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says South Carolina "has a labor shortage and wants more immigration."
In South Carolina, women earn 76 cents on the dollar to men’s earnings.
"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."
"Since last year’s address, more than 10,000 jobs created -- many on the high end of the employment scale."
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.
The U.S. unemployment rate has remained above 8 percent for 43 consecutive months, the longest stretch since the Great Depression.
A new manufacturing plant is slated to create about 3,000 jobs in central and northeast Georgia and "create about a $3 billion infusion" into the economy.
Georgia ranks "last in job growth."
"[E]mployment in Gwinnett is up more than 3 percent over last year, and unemployment is the lowest of the five core metro counties."
Sixteen million jobs were created under Ronald Reagan's presidency.
"The biggest contribution" behind a decrease in U.S. unemployment "was 1.2 million people leaving the workforce"
"Twenty-five or 24 million people" are "out of work or stopped looking for work."
Siemens has been unable to fill approximately 200 skilled trade positions in metro Atlanta.
The planned expansion of Savannah’s port is a "jobs creating project."
Georgia’s unemployment rate has exceeded the national rate for 50 consecutive months.
"The latest unemployment numbers have shown that nearly 315,000 Americans have simply given up hope when it comes to finding a job."
Says the unemployment rate for college graduates is 4.4 percent and over 10 percent for noncollege-educated.
Georgia is one of seven states to lose jobs in 2011 and has lost 8,200 jobs so far.
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