Republicans Aren’t Getting the Jobs Done

The GOP’s broken promise on the economy

HAMILTON – Today, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported that the unemployment rate in Butler County went up for the third straight month in a row to 4.9%, leaving it at virtually the same level it was in January 2017 (5.1%) and at the exact same level it was two years ago (4.9% June 2015).  Butler County’s rising unemployment rate is higher than all surrounding counties except Montgomery County (5.2%).  [Source: Journal News (08/22/2017), “Jobless rate in Butler County ticks up;” U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Data, LAUS Survey (not seasonally adjusted) from 2007-2017 by County (accessed 08/22/2017) (“BLS data”).]

The BLS data for Butler County shows that the number of unemployed residents has increased over 25% since April, virtually erasing any reduction since January.  In fact, the number of unemployed Butler County residents is virtually unchanged from the level it was at two years ago.  [Source: BLS data.]

Butler County Executive Committee Chair Jocelyn Bucaro issued the following statement in response to today’s disappointing jobs numbers for Butler County:

“Once again, Republicans’ economic policies have failed Butler County families.  Butler County Republicans have been in one embarrassing headline after another this year as our economy is stuck in neutral and an opioid epidemic rages out of control.  The Democratic Party is ready to give voters a real choice and change in this county from the failed leadership of the GOP.”