Bending over backwards to attack President Obama, Ohio Senator Rob Portman attacked the White House over Ohio job numbers.
Portman claimed 20,000 jobs were lost - just one problem. In September there was an 8,000 job gain in the state. - OOPs.
"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," Mr. Portman (R-Terrace Park) said in a statement issued after the unemployment announcement in Gongwer.
But the real numbers show that the Ohio labor force grew by 8,000 over the month before, with CPS data showing 15,000 new jobs offset by 7,000 drop in unemployee.
Numbers are reported here:http://jfs.ohio.gov/RELEASES/unemp/201210/doc.asp
Of course the real irony is that Portman was budget Director under George W. Bush, whose policies led to the market collapse. But in silly season what's a little fact got to do with it.