Tuesday, March 13, 2012

John Kasich takes Ohio from 48th to 5th

New data was released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today, and it contained some great information for Ohio.

From January 2011 to January 2012, Ohio was #5 in Job Creation. This is data direct from the BLS, folks, so no one can make some lame argument that Kasich is cooking the books. Check it out here on the BLS website, Table E.

1. Texas
2. New York
3. California
4. Georgia
5. Ohio

That also makes us #1 in the midwest.

Guess where we ranked during the previous 4 years?


Now, there's a reason we are using our rank as compared to other states. The opposition will try to argue that Ted Strickland was the victim of a bad recession that affected all states. And that's partially true. All states suffered. But by seeing where your state compared with all of the others during the same time period, you see how well (or poorly) your state is performing against the national trend.

48th under Strickland. 5th under John Kasich. That pretty much says it all.

What's more, of the 62,500 jobs created during 2011, 2/3 of them have come since July, when we started under the Governor's new budget. There's certainly a long way to go, but under Governor Kasich's leadership, we are definitely back on the right track.


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    1. And once those reforms are made, it's nowhere to go but up.

    2. Just think how many more jobs would have been created with SB5!!!

    3. Jason Mauk really made that comment ... ?

    4. No that isn't Mauk. Its some coward using his name.

  2. Yeah Teddy's people will probally say if they had their high speed 40 mile per hour train they could have had hundreds of thousands of jobs forgetting the fact they would have to lay off thousands and thousands of state workers to pay for it!

  3. Way to fail basic math and economics.

    PolitiFact rated this statement as misleading because it fails to account for population. When you look at Ohio's numbers, adjusting for population, by going to a per capita basis, Ohio's job creation ranked in the middle of the pack.

    Why did Ohio rank 48th during the recession? Population. With more people in the State (ohio's the seventh most populous states) we had more jobs to lose in a national recession.

    "62,500 jobs created during 2011, 2/3 of them have come since July" is patently false. Ohio made a net gain since July of only 7,500 jobs in 2011. (seasonally adjusted, CES numbers by the BLS). (CES was the measure that Kasich has always used for jobs creation stat numebrs.)

    Ohio gained only 37.8 for the whole year. So the actually percentage of jobs gained in 2011 since July is less than 20%, not two thirds.

    From the Dispatch:
    "Employers added about 110,000 jobs in the state since the start of 2010, according to figures released last week. Revised figures show that companies added 48,000 jobs in 2010 and 29,700 in 2011."


    In other words, job creation slowed under Kasich.


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