State Senator Larry Obhof (R–Medina) today applauded the October employment report released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which shows the state's continued decrease in unemployment and growth in private sector job creation.

In October, Ohio gained 36,300 new private sector jobs and unemployment dropped to 4.4 percent, ranking third in the nation and setting a new record for the most jobs created in one month since August 1998. Ohioans have created 378,500 new private sector jobs since January 2011 
“The Ohio Senate has made job creation a top priority and continues to take steps to improve the business climate by 
cutting taxes and implementing regulatory reform," said Obhof. "While this is good news, many Ohioans are still looking for work, and it is important that we continue to push pro-growth policies, such as increased job training to help move our workforce forward."

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