Statements about Jobs
"While the United States has seen its unemployment rate steadily decline, New Jersey's remains nearly two percent higher than the national average and more than a point higher than Connecticut and New York."
"Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion."
Said the year before he took office, the state lost 119,000 private-sector jobs, labeling them "Corzine jobs losses of 2009."
"There are 3 million jobs available in America that are not filled because too many of our people don’t have the skills for those jobs."
"There are 3.6 million jobs sitting vacant, in part because there aren’t enough qualified applicants to fill them."
"Over the last 20 years, the world has changed. It used to be that one could make a career out of working for one company. Today, the average worker stays at his or her job for barely four years."
Says Gov. Rick Scott cut more government jobs than were created in the private sector in Florida in 2012.
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
"Since January 2010, New Jersey has added 103,000 new private sector jobs. The last two years -- 2011 and 2012 -- have been the best two years of private sector job growth since 1999."
Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"
"New Jersey has lost over half of our pharmaceutical jobs to states you know, not low-tax states like in the South, but high-tax states like New York."
"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
"There are 3 million jobs that go vacant each month in this country."
Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."
"We have a governor who's vetoed measures like increasing our minimum wage and restoring the earned income tax cut."
"Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012."
"After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three."
"Since last year’s address, more than 10,000 jobs created -- many on the high end of the employment scale."
A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."
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