I hope the audience wasn’t drinking when they heard this one from Lee Fisher.
We see companies expanding and creating jobs, even in the middle of a perfect storm.
- Ohio’s unemployment rate of 10.1% is the highest it’s been in 25 years (Jan 1984)
- The number of unemployed workers has increased by 190,000 in the past 12 months.
- Ohio lost 5,900 jobs in the month of September
- Ohio lost 155,000 jobs in 2008
- Ohio has lost 174,600 jobs so far in 2009
- Ohio has lost 258,100 jobs over the last 12 months.
- Ohio has lost 329,600 jobs since Ted Strickland became Governor.
- Ohio has lost 388,900 jobs since the last national recession ended in November of 2001. Twenty-two states lost jobs during this period, and only Michigan fared worse than Ohio.
And lest we forget Fisher’s own track record when he was the man Strickland put in charge of bringing jobs to Ohio. Before he was relieved of duty as Director of Development this past February, Ohio saw…
- A 74% increase in unemployment.
- 236,000 Ohioans lose their jobs.
- A dramatic decrease in the labor force, not seen since the early 80s.
Lee Fisher: Really, Really, Really Bad at His Job