RELEASE: Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement on Mahoning and Trumbull Counties’ combined September unemployment rate of 7.4% - Down from 8.8% in September, 2011

Nov 14, 2012 Issues: Helping Working Families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2012
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RELEASE: Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement on Mahoning and Trumbull Counties’ combined September unemployment rate of 7.4% - Down from 8.8% in September, 2011

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement on Mahoning and Trumbull Counties’ combined unemployment rate of 7.4% for September of this year, which is down from 8.8% in September, 2011:

“The significantly lowered unemployment rate over the past year in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties is welcome news; this is proof that the recovery is real and the policies that are being implemented to create jobs are working.

“When you look around our community it is not hard to see all of the positive changes. You can see GM Lordstown alive and well, producing the Chevy Cruze with three shifts a day, and auto supply chain companies booming with business. If you look at V&M Star in Youngstown and Girard, you will see almost 1 billion dollars of investments in the company. In the Mahoning Valley, you can find the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), the only one of its kind, bringing the hub of the Tech Belt to Youngstown.

“All of these investments we have made are turning into stable, good-paying jobs, giving young people the opportunity to stay or move back to our community and raise their families. We have more work to do, but this is an exciting time for the Ohio 17th District.”