Great news Friday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio lead the nation in job growth in February.
According to the preliminary numbers from BLS, Ohio added 28,300 jobs in February, closely beating out Texas and New York and blowing everyone else out of the water.
This was highlighted with the kind of front-page story in Saturday’s Dispatch that Ted Strickland never received in his four years.
This is fantastic news for all Ohioans and our improving economy. It’s also further proof that Governor Kasich’s Jobs Budget and constant focus on job creation continues to make a difference.
This report follows great news from January and shows that Ohio’s economy is on the mend. Our unemployment rate started coming down soon after Governor Kasich’s Jobs Budget was passed and continues to drop at a faster pace than the national average.
I’m not saying there isn’t quite a bit of work to be done, pulling Ohio out of the abyss won’t happen overnight. However, numbers don’t lie and we are clearly on the right path to recovery.
With Friday’s news, and Kasich’s constant focus on job creation, Ohioans should be proud of the direction we are heading and optimistic about our future.