FACT CHECK: Sherrod Brown has Led the Fight to Create Jobs in Ohio

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FACT CHECK: Sherrod Brown has Led the Fight to Create Jobs in Ohio

JOSH CLAIMS: Unemployment has increased since Sherrod Brown joined the Senate.

THE TRUTH: Sherrod Brown has led the fight to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States – reversing more than a decade of manufacturing job loss, fought for the auto rescue, and helped foster 31 months of consecutive private sector job creation.

1. Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Is Lower Than The National Average, The Auto Industry Has Made A Resurgence, And The Recovery Appears To Be Happening Faster In Ohio Than The Rest Of The Country. [Dayton Daily News, 8/18/12]

2. Sherrod Brown fought for the auto rescue that protected 850,000 industry-related jobs in Ohio and to help rebuild Ohio’s manufacturing sector, which added 50,000 Jobs Have Been Since July 2009.  [Bureau of Labor Statistics]

3. Sherrod Brown has stood up to both parties to protect Ohio from unfair trade agreements that jeopardize our economy, and his bipartisan bill to punish China when it cheats by manipulating it currency was the biggest jobs bill to pass the Senate in 2011.

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Is Lower Than The National Average, The Auto Industry Has Made A Resurgence, And The Recovery Appears To Be Happening Faster In Ohio Than The Rest Of The Country.  In August 2012, The Dayton Daily News wrote “Ohio’s unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, is lower than the 8.2 percent national unemployment rate. The auto industry, which appeared on the verge of calamity a few years ago, has made a resurgence. Recovery appears to be happening faster in Ohio than it is in the rest of the country.”  [Dayton Daily News, 8/18/12]

Over 50,000 Manufacturing Jobs Have Been Added Since July 2009. In July 2009 there were 611,400 seasonally adjusted manufacturing jobs in Ohio. The projected number for seasonally adjusted manufacturing jobs ion Ohio in August 2012 was 663,500. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]

The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate In Ohio Was 10.6% In January 2010, It Lowered To 7.2% In July 2012. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]

Between 2010 And 2012 Ohio Gained 80,915 Jobs.  In August 2012, The Dayton Daily News reported that January 2010 and January 2012 Ohio gained 80,915 jobs and noted “Some 30 percent of economic growth occurred in manufacturing, according to Mark Schweitzer, research director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.”  [Dayton Daily News, 8/18/12]

“Economists Say That The State’s Economy Is Undoubtedly Better Than The Rest Of The Country.”  In August 2012, The Dayton Daily News wrote “Economists say that the state’s economy is undoubtedly better than the rest of the country.”  [Dayton Daily News, 8/18/12]

There Have Been 31 Consecutive Months Of Private Sector Job Growth.  [Bureau of Labor Statistics]