Thursday, October 24, 2013

Where are the jobs?

Gov. John Kasich claims that he has brought thousands of jobs back to Ohio, but this is not the case. Gov. Ted Strickland preceded Kasich as the Governor of Ohio. In the fall of 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed along with Wall Street. People lost jobs, homes, and retirement funds. Ohio also lost jobs, but, according to the graph below, has not regained them all. Despite the millions of dollars given away to corporations by JobsOhio to bring jobs to Ohio, the state has yet to see the full employment promised by Kasich.

This is a graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Ohio employment: