Statements about Jobs
Says the success of his economic agenda is supported by the fact "we went from unemployment at 9.2 percent when I decided to run for governor four years ago to two points lower."
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
"Our ranking in terms of the best and worst states to do business in was 43 four years ago, and we just moved up to 17 two weeks ago."
Wisconsin has "one of the most progressive tax codes in the country."
"Jon Corzine, elected governor. Teams up with Barbara Buono. $1.2 billion sales tax increase? Passed. Most spending in state history? Passed. After Buono named budget chair, taxes and fees increase 23 times in just two years. State debt? Up $13.4 billion. Unemployment? Doubled."
"To hear Gov. Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey is going just fine. Well I see another New Jersey with 400,000 unemployed. One of the worst jobless rates in the country. Working and middle class families have seen costs soar, from property taxes to college tuition."
The state of Georgia lost 16 percent of its employees last year, and that percentage has risen over the past three years.
"This budget also reflects the smallest state government workforce per 1,000 residents in Florida in this century."
"We are already almost halfway to our 2010 goal of creating 700,000 new jobs in seven years."
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
"Only three in 10 young Americans under 30 -- 30 percent under 30 -- have full-time work."
Ohio’s lost more jobs in March than any other state in the nation.
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."
Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money
The labor market is weak because if you count the unemployed, underemployed, and those who’ve stopped looking for work, the unemployment rate "actually went up last month to 13.5 percent."
"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."
South Carolina has a labor shortage, specifically in the meatpacking industry.
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