News broke last week that Ohio's jobless rate hit a 17-year-low in April, reminding us of how far we've come since the dark days of Ted Strickland and Richard Cordray.
Here are some highlights from the April jobs report:
- Ohio's jobless rate hit a fresh 17-year-low
- 7,000 people joined the labor force and 11,000 found jobs in April
- 42,400 jobs have been created in Ohio since December
During the Strickland-Cordray era, Ohio lost more than 360,000 jobs and ranked 48th among all states in job creation.
Since then, Republican leadership has turned our economy around. Pro-growth policies have led to the creation of more than 500,000 jobs, including 42,400 since December 2017. Ohio's private-sector GDP and average wage growth have outpaced both U.S. and regional growth under Republicans. Between 2011 and 2017, Ohio’s private-sector employment growth approached 500,000 new jobs, which far outpaced the regional average of 305,300.
Additionally, with a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, Ohio's future is even brighter. Thanks to tax cuts, common sense regulatory reform and reciprocal trade negotiations, Ohio workers and businesses are in a better position now than they have been in decades.
Small business and consumer confidence are at record highs. Unemployment is at record lows. The average Ohio family will save more than $2,000 dollars per year thanks to tax cuts and Ohio businesses are giving out bonuses left and right.
Republicans are building a stronger future for Ohio families. On November 6, Ohio voters will not allow Richard Cordray and the Democrats to take us backward.