Unemployment up across Ohio | The Columbus Dispatch

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Unemployment climbed in all but four of Ohio's 88 counties in June, more evidence that the economy has slowed.

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John

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 26, 2011
Where are the jobs KASUCK??????????
Jeff

United States

#2 Jul 26, 2011
Where's the jobs, Kasich?
Amazing

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 26, 2011
Somehow SB5 will fix our unemployment problem. Right???
Greg M

Fort Wayne, IN

#4 Jul 26, 2011
John;

so when it went up nationwide it was Bush's fault, not Obama because he inherited it.
But Kasich "owns" this mess??

Not taking sides with either, but the double standard used by people is pretty obvious.

lets work toward solutions everywhere, not name calling
Mayberry Resident

Washington, DC

#5 Jul 26, 2011
I think the question is "you have been in office for 2 1/2 years, where are the jobs President Obumbler?"

Since: Dec 10

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 26, 2011
Amazing wrote:
Somehow SB5 will fix our unemployment problem. Right???
Nah, but it is gonna be repealed anyways. It'll be nothing but a memory, but the guv will likely just fire a bunch of people as retribution because he has "no choice". If I was a state worker, I'd be keeping those resumes up to date.
Amazing

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 26, 2011
The bottom line is there is no quick fix regardless of which politician is talking. The U.S. gave away all of its manufacturing capabilty because we were going to become a service only country. Obviously, you can see how that is working.
As for solutions, there are only a few small niche markets that have even a glimmer of hope: renewable energy, health/medical, infrastructure, and automotive. Unfortunately, without government mandates (ugh) to change how we do things (more wind energy for example), we are stuck where we are.
Mathew

Westerville, OH

#8 Jul 26, 2011
I need someone to tell me how a policitian (whether it's Obama, Kasich, or whoever) just snaps their fingers and creates jobs? It seems to me like it's less of their fault and more of our own: we demand the lowest prices for things we buy but the highest return on investment (our 401k, investing, retirement). Last I checked, corporations aren't non-profit. So what's the solution?
Cru Jones

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 26, 2011
If I remember correctly the only message Republicans ran on last November was improving the economy and creating jobs.

Seems like they're failing.
FBO

Fremont, CA

#10 Jul 26, 2011
How's that fraud Obama's Chicago style politics working out for you idiots that voted for him?

Fools.
Tempe70

Hartsville, SC

#11 Jul 26, 2011
Cru Jones wrote:
If I remember correctly the only message Republicans ran on last November was improving the economy and creating jobs.
Seems like they're failing.
And if we pass the stimulus unemployment will not rise above 8%? Ignore that one I guess. And how much did that cost us?
Dave

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 26, 2011
Ohio was recovering nicely until Kasich took over. His Jobs Ohio dept isn't even up and running yet. There is currently nothing being done at the state level on creating jobs and there hasn't been since we dissolved the dept. of development 6 months ago.
Who Dat

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 26, 2011
Maybe it's not Obama or Kasich's fault. Maybe it's the fault of those so called "job creators" that I keep hearing about. What's wrong, government got to hold your hand & give you a tax brake so you might creat a few part-time, minimum wage jobs?
The Obama Countdown

New York, NY

#14 Jul 26, 2011
The community organizer leaves office in 544 days.

How's all of the promised Hope and Change working for you?

Obamanomics is working!

Are you?
tom the traveler

Mount Sterling, OH

#15 Jul 26, 2011
Mathew wrote:
I need someone to tell me how a policitian (whether it's Obama, Kasich, or whoever) just snaps their fingers and creates jobs? It seems to me like it's less of their fault and more of our own: we demand the lowest prices for things we buy but the highest return on investment (our 401k, investing, retirement). Last I checked, corporations aren't non-profit. So what's the solution?
How about this. We open up oil drilling in Alaska and off the coasts and in the Gulf.

It would create good paying jobs.

Also our monthly oil bill for imported oil is 30 billion per month or 360 billion a year.

Producing our own oil would allow more money for people to buy things, pay down debt or whatever which would increase jobs.

Or in other words, Drill Baby Drill.
GO Pee

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 26, 2011
Greg M wrote:
John;
so when it went up nationwide it was Bush's fault, not Obama because he inherited it.
But Kasich "owns" this mess??
Not taking sides with either, but the double standard used by people is pretty obvious.
lets work toward solutions everywhere, not name calling
Wait just a minute. Strickland was blamed for the Ohio ramifications of the national and international recession that began under Bush. That's the main reason Kasich was able to fool so many voters last year.
John

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 26, 2011
Your first paragraph should end "more evidence that the last Strickland budget was working just fine, but the first Kasich budget has turned things around."
Greg M

Fort Wayne, IN

#18 Jul 26, 2011
GO Pee wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait just a minute. Strickland was blamed for the Ohio ramifications of the national and international recession that began under Bush. That's the main reason Kasich was able to fool so many voters last year.
I think you just proved my point
LiberalActivist

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 26, 2011
I thought that Strickland didn't get re-elected because 400,000 jobs were lost on his watch - not because of Bush's horrible national policies.

Make up your minds, Cons.
Mathew

Westerville, OH

#20 Jul 26, 2011
tom the traveler wrote:
<quoted text>
How about this. We open up oil drilling in Alaska and off the coasts and in the Gulf.
It would create good paying jobs.
Also our monthly oil bill for imported oil is 30 billion per month or 360 billion a year.
Producing our own oil would allow more money for people to buy things, pay down debt or whatever which would increase jobs.
Or in other words, Drill Baby Drill.
It would create a lot of blue-collar jobs. But some of us are college educated... What do we do?

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