08.30.2010 0

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Ohio

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Ohio.

Quick Ohio facts:

  • In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Ohio was 8.6%. As of June 30, 2010, the unemployment rate was 10.5%–a net increase of 1.9%! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to Recovery.gov, Ohio has received 7,802 awards. This has resulted in $7,825,307,975 being spent to create/save 25,894.55* jobs (Source: Recovery.gov)
  • The labor force in Ohio has decreased by 28,364 people. In January of 2009, the labor force was 5,994,797 people strong and decreased  to 5,966,433 people as of June 2010. And in that same course of time, the unemployment rate has increased by nearly 2%. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to the Recovery Summer Map, Ohio boasts a whopping 4 “Summer of Recovery” projects!
  • The number of people employed in Ohio has shrunk by 138,351 people! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • The Obama administration projected the change in jobs by December 31, 2010 to be +133,000 jobs. To date, Ohio has lost 133,600 jobs. (Source: Ways & Means Republicans)

The employment trend in Ohio has continued downward since Obama took office. As 2010 began, Ohio noticed a “recovery” trend begin that came to an end by the time “Recovery Summer” began. As the summer wears on and we head into the fall, it looks like Ohio has seen any hopes of a “recovery” disappear. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Has the Recovery Act done anything for Ohio? No.

Has “Recovery Summer” done anything for Ohio? No.

For a state that gave all of its electoral votes to Obama and is always one of the most closely watched states in all recent Presidential elections, one would have expected much more from the Obama Administration. As the “Summer of Recovery” began in Ohio, their economy shows anything but such a “recovery” that has been promised time and again.

Read more on Recovery Summer and the Stimulus Effects on States.

*: The number of jobs created/saved conflicts with other government sources on Recovery.gov. This number was pulled from the latest figured offered on Recovery.gov

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