2019 Was Worst Year for Ohio Job Growth Since 2009
COLUMBUS — Last year was the worst year for Ohio’s job growth since 2009, and the Buckeye State lost 1,700 manufacturing jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
“Donald Trump lied when he promised Ohioans that their jobs were ‘all coming back’ and ‘new factories will come rushing onto our shores,’” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Over the past year, Ohio lost thousands of jobs in manufacturing and construction, as Donald Trump’s failed trade war by tweet has harmed Ohio manufacturers, farmers, small businesses and consumers.
“GM Lordstown closed. Ohio steel plants are laying off workers. Ohio coal companies are filing for bankruptcy. If you think we ‘just had the best year economically,’ as Trump claimed in Toledo earlier this month, then you’re sticking your head in the sand and ignoring the economic warning signs all around us.
“Donald Trump keeps breaking his promises, and Ohio workers are paying the price.”