Will Washington Try to Take Credit For Ohio’s Job Creation?

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Ohio Governor, John Kasich, ran for Governor against incumbent Ted Strickland using job creation as a driving force for election. Kasich uses the issue today as a ruler measuring Ohio’s progress on job creation, often on Fox News, where he once hosted a show.


In an interview on April 2, with Neil Cavato, Kasich gave his best news to date: “We were the No. 1 job creator in America in February, and we are now the No.4 job creator in the last year.” That is followed by a loss of 400,000 jobs over the last four years, he says.


In January, the Governor announced that Ohio ranked 8th in the nation for Job Creation.


When Rob Nichols, a spokesman for the Governor, was asked for his basis in saying Ohio was No.1 in job creation in February and No.4 last year; he pointed out employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the news release from the Bureau with new numbers on March 30th. “In February, non-farm payroll employment increased in 42 states and the District of Columbia, and decreased in 8 states. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occured in Ohio, (up 28,300), followed by Texas and New York.”


Ohio added 73,500 jobs in February, earning the rank of No.4. The question is: Will Washington try to take credit for the work that Ohio Gov. Kasich, has done? Let’s hope not.


One Response to “Will Washington Try to Take Credit For Ohio’s Job Creation?”

  1. TS

    I think Will Washington Try to Take Credit For Ohio’s Job Creation? is a well written article and you do a nice job of writing unique information. Tom – http://www.ep2p4u.com


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