Statements about Jobs

Ohio’s lost more jobs in March than any other state in the nation.

Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money

"Six out of 10 of the highest unemployment rates are also in so-called right to work states."

"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."

"Nearly 40,000 new jobs have been created in the last year due to the new wells . . . right here in Ohio."

"Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man."

"It is legal in Ohio to fire an employee or evict a tenant just for being gay."

"Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion."

"There are 3 million jobs that go vacant each month in this country."

"In the past year alone, Ohio businesses have created more jobs than almost every other state in the country."

Budget analysts say the looming tax hikes and spending cuts would  "take us into a recession and kill jobs."

"There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs."

"6,400 Ohioans ... lost manufacturing jobs in the month of September."

Says Gov. John  Kasich incorrectly claimed Ohio’s economy was 38th in the nation when he took office. "We were sixth in the nation in terms of economic job growth."

"Sherrod Brown supported President Obama's $453 billion tax increase."

"We're up 123,000 jobs over the last year and three-quarters. We're actually, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, down 500 ... auto jobs in Ohio."

"We've got 7.2 percent unemployment (in Ohio), but when you include the folks who have stopped looking for work, it's actually over 10 percent."

Claims Joe Biden said "coal is more dangerous than terrorists." 

"Under the Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors, Ohio dealerships were forced to close."

"Mike Dovilla’s big ideas like expanding the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, which helped bring films like ‘The Avengers’ to Cleveland, have helped make our state No. 1 in the Midwest for job creation."

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