Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM
The unemployment rate in Ohio is the lowest it's been since September 2008. But Gov. Kasich says he has created more than 111,000 jobs since taking office in 2011. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Ohio’s unemployment rate is lower than it has been since September 2008. And at 7.2 percent, June’s jobless rate is a full percentage point lower than the national average.
Governor John Kasich says the state is up more than 111,000 jobs since he took office in January 2011.
“111,000 families—fit them in Ohio stadium. It’s pretty darn exciting,” Kasich says. “We’re now fourth in the nation in job creation and number one in the Midwest. I’m just so pleased about it.”
But Kasich says that’s not good enough, and that he’s concerned about the numbers of Ohio children growing up in poverty.
“But, with 7.2 percent unemployment, it’s not good enough,” Kasich says. “Too many children grow up in poverty; too many people can’t find work. But we are certainly on the right track in outperforming most of America here now in the state of Ohio.”
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