Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ohio's Unemployment Rate Up for July 2006

The Ohio unemployment rate for July 2006 increased to 5.8%, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Obviously, we can attribute this increase in unemployment to the economic policies of the Bush administration and the corrupt and inept Ohio Republicans who run this state. Here are some of the highlights of the news release:

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in July, up from 5.1 percent in June, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 5,000 over the month, from 5,460,900 in June to 5,455,900 in July....

...Among the state's 88 counties, the July 2006 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.6 percent in Delaware County to a high of 10.2 percent in Monroe County. Rates increased in 85 of the counties as is typical for unadjusted rates this time of year. The comparable unadjusted rate for Ohio in July was 5.8 percent....

If you have a Republican member of Congress, check your individual county to see if the unemployment rate has changed. For more info on various counties see the bottom of the page for links to counties.

In Franklin County, represented by Republican Deborah Pryce (OH-15), the unemployment rate jumped to 5.1%. Where are the jobs Pryce has supposedly brought to the 15th district?????

Remember the Clinton years......low unemployment, good paying jobs, a decreasing national debt, peace in the world, real foreign policy, and a president who spoke with intelligence....... Those were the days.