Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has released a statement regarding the recent announcement by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent for the month of December, which is down from 5 percent in November:

“When I was first elected to the Ohio House in 2010, the unemployment rate was over 9 percent and our future as a state was uncertain. However, because of the good work we’ve achieved over the last several years including supporting JobsOhio, initiating workforce development programs and cutting taxes for small businesses, we’ve been able to make significant gains in this area.

“The news today that Ohio’s unemployment rate is down from 5 to 4.8 percent is a huge encouragement to me as we begin work for the 131st General Assembly. Job creation and workforce development is a number one priority—one that we are taking very seriously here in the Ohio House. We are committed to working with Governor Kasich and the Senate to ensure that we are breaking down barriers for businesses and building up those who are ready to work so that they can provide for their families. Through thoughtful discussion and collaborative efforts, we can inspire policies and initiatives that help our workforce and help our state to grow and prosper. As we continue this work, we’ll take steps every day to keep the momentum going and to stay on the right track for the people of Ohio.”

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