Statements about Jobs

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.

"There are already more American jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining."

"Since the governor took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in three years."

"The nearly six-year delay in approving Keystone is costing Americans more than 100,000 jobs."

"The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave."

The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration."  

"Sen. McConnell says it's not his job to bring jobs to Kentucky."

Due to actions by President Barack Obama, "the Burger King national headquarters announced this month that they will be pulling their franchises from our military bases."

"This generation, on average, is starting their careers, if they’ve been to a four-year college, with just under $30,000 in debt."

New carbon regulations will increase electric bills by "$17 billion every year" and "potentially put an average of 224,000 more people out of work every year."

Says Gov. Scott Walker "has made Wisconsin 2nd in the nation in losing jobs."

Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."

"For every one job created under the Obama administration, 75 people went on food stamps."

"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."

"Economic inequality in Multnomah County has a face -- and a name. It has 90,000 faces and names -- the number of county residents who are still unemployed, or underemployed, in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street crash."

David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium at Miami’s Port "threatens the 207,000 jobs and $27 billion economic impact tied to the cargo and cruise industries."

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