FitzGerald Responds to Another Report of Ohio's Severe Job Loss
U.S. Department of Labor Says Ohio Lost More Jobs Than Nearly Every Other State
Candidate for governor and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald
released the following statement today:
COLUMBUS- The U.S. Labor Department reported yesterday
that Ohio lost the second highest number of jobs in the country last
month. 12,500 Ohio jobs were lost in June alone, and Ohio was ranked
43rd in the country for job creation over the past year.
"This is terrible news for our state,
and John Kasich owes Ohioans an explanation. In the last four months,
Ohio experienced the worst and second worst job losses in the country
and ranked 43rd in job creation over the past year.
"So where is the ‘Ohio Miracle’ that
Governor Kasich was talking about just a few days ago? Over and over, he
claims his policies are successful, but this report shows that they
aren’t. Ohio lost more jobs than almost every other state in the country
last month, and fell far below the national average in job creation
over the past year.
"This governor is patting himself on
the back, while our middle class is struggling. Governor Kasich is
failing the middle class and Ohio families deserve better. We can do
Ohio Only Created 4,400 Jobs Between April 2012 And April 2013 – Ranked 47th In The Nation
Pew Charitable Trust: From April 2012
through April 2013, Ohio Created Only 4,400 Jobs; Tied With Alaska To
Rank 47th In Job Creation Over That Period. [Pew Charitable Trust,
Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 2012-2013]
May 2013: Ohio Ranked 43rd In The Nation In Job Creation Over The Previous Year
May 2013: Nonpartisan Study Ranked Ohio 43rd In Job Creation.
According to a nonpartisan study by the W.P. Carney School of Business
at Arizona State University, Ohio ranked 43rd in job creation for total
nonfarm payroll between May 2012 and May 2013. [Job Growth Update, W. P.
Carey School of Business - Arizona State University, 2013]
March 2013: Ohio Led The Nation In Job Losses
March 2013: Ohio Lost 20,400 Jobs; Losses Were Larger Than Any Other State. According
to The Plain Dealer "Ohio lost 20,400 jobs in March, more than any
other state, theU.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The decrease
comes a month after Ohio reported a healthy 16,100 gain in jobs in
February. The last time Ohio lost more jobs in a month was April 2009,
when the state's employment fell by 44,000. That was during the
recession, a time of peak job loss in the state and nationally. " [The
Plain Dealer, 4/19/13]