U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on the September Ohio Jobs Report:
"The loss of 12,800 Ohio jobs shows that the Obama economy is not performing where it needs to be. The slight drop in unemployment -- entirely caused by 20,000 Ohioans leaving the workforce -- shows that many jobless Ohioans have simply given up hope.
"It's time for a new approach to get our economy up and running again and restore the promise of a better tomorrow for all of those unemployed who currently feel forgotten amid a hurting economy. Washington needs new leadership that understands that throwing money at our problems is not the answer. In order to uplift American families and businesses, Washington must take swift action to avoid the devastating tax increases promised by President Obama, reduce burdensome regulations that hamper innovation and entrepreneurship, and encourage the development of energy and exports."