Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement regarding the announcement of state and national job figures, including today’s revised figures from the U.S. Department of Labor showing that Ohio has created more than 238,000 private-sector jobs in the last three years:
“With Ohio’s unemployment rate dropping below 7 percent, Ohio is continuing to demonstrate that it is indeed a national leader in job creation. These numbers are proof that our pro-growth policies are steadily creating an environment where businesses can flourish and Ohioans can prosper.
“When Governor Kasich took office in 2011, he pledged to revitalize our state and make Ohio more attractive for business once again. At the same time, Republicans regained control of the Ohio House and joined the governor in his commitment to make job-creation our number one priority. I thank Governor Kasich for never losing sight of this vital effort.
“Make no mistake: our work is not done. I invite all members of the General Assembly to join legislative Republicans and Governor Kasich in ensuring that we continue down the path of economic restoration so that all Ohioans can have a brighter future.”