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FitzGerald Statement on Scarcity of Medium & High Wage Jobs in Ohio

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Location: Columbus, OH

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald released the following statement on a report released today by Innovation Ohio, which shows that "while 9 out of 10 Ohio jobs lost during the Great Recession paid medium or high wages, low-paying jobs account for virtually all Ohio job growth during the recovery."

"The evidence that Governor Kasich's economic policies have failed middle-class Ohioans continues to pile up," said FitzGerald. "On Monday, it was announced that Ohio lost more jobs in July than any other state in the country. Today, a report shows that nearly all of the jobs created under Governor Kasich pay between just $7 and $13.39 per hour. Ohio needs a Governor who will raise the minimum wage and focus on growing the economy from the middle out, rather than Kasich's outdated, ineffective trickle-down approach."

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