Statements about Jobs
"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.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says South Carolina "has a labor shortage and wants more immigration."
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
"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."
"Gov. Scott Walker (is) more than halfway to (his) 250,000 jobs goal."
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
"Under Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey had the highest increase in unemployment in the country last year. Nearly 1 in 10 jobless. The worst unemployment in the region. Near the bottom in economic growth, yet Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires but vetoed a minimum wage hike."
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