COLUMBUS, OH--Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement on Ohio’s monthly jobs report: 

"The latest jobs report confirms that Ohio’s economic recovery began in 2010 under former Governor Strickland nearly a year before the Kasich administration took office. While the report is encouraging, Ohio is still more than 24,000 jobs short of a full recovery from the Great Recession.  Curiously, Governor Kasich fails to mention the lost public sector jobs that have not been recovered. All jobs matter regardless of whether you work for a business or you’re a teacher, firefighter or police officer.

“Ohio’s job growth remains below the national average and many of the jobs being created pay low wages. Clearly, with poverty up and median income down in this state, there is still much work to be done to get Ohio back on track. I don’t think it’s the time for the Governor to take a victory lap.”

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