“July’s growth is a positive change, but far from where the state needs to be,” said Hannah Halbert, workforce researcher for Policy Matters Ohio. “At this point last year, Ohio’s 12-month growth rate was 1.4 percent, double what it is today.For over a year now, job growth has pretty much been non-existent in Ohio. July was the first month of the new two-year operating budget that continues failed job growth policies. At some point, lawmakers will need to accept the fact that policy changes that give large tax cuts to the wealthy and cut funding to schools and local governments are not working.
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