Statements about Jobs

Because of President Barack Obama’s failure to "push job creation," the black unemployment rate in Ferguson, Mo., is three times higher than the white unemployment rate.  

"Before I was state treasurer, my Rhode Island business helped create over 1,000 jobs."

"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."  

"Having a baby is a leading cause of poverty spells in the United States."

"It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon."

Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage." 

Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."

"Women in Florida make 83 cents for every dollar a man makes."

Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."  

The state of New York is the "worst in the nation in economic recovery."

Under Gov. Tom Corbett, "Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation."

The number of jobs created and people lifted out of poverty during Bill Clinton’s presidency was "a hundred times" what it was under President Ronald Reagan.

Says Charlie Crist "voted against raising the minimum wage."

The 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act "would have cost the average American family $1,000 a year while making no significant impact to fix our infrastructure and roads."

"I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act" for transportation and infrastructure.

"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.

"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."

A statewide poll showing 76 percent support and other surveys are a "strong indicator" of  broad public support in Milwaukee County for a $10.10 minimum wage

The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.

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