Ohio ranks 47th in private sector job creation over the past month when you measure by percentage increase in new jobs (which is a fairer way to measure as it accounts for differences in population). Today, the Pew Charitable Trusts put those numbers in this handy graphic form:
Not only is Ohio tied for 47th, but over the past twelve months, Ohio has barely shown any job growth at all. In fact, the only way Ohio could drop lower is if it were actually losing jobs.
But never fear, fellow citizen, JobsOhio is on the case with its brilliant job creation strategy: it’s creating jobs by hiring more people to work for it. In fact, JobsOhio looks to double the size of its staff by the end of this year. And why not expand JobsOhio? It’s apparently the only way it can spend its money in secret and actually create jobs.