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Latta Statement on February Jobs Report; Highest Wage Growth in a Decade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the February jobs report which showed that wages grew 3.4% in the last year, the highest wage growth in a decade. In addition, unemployment dropped to 3.8%. Job creation was low at 20,000 new jobs after a very strong January jobs report. “Wage growth growing at the fastest rate since 2009 is a major posi... Read more »

Latta: 2018’s Strong Economic Numbers Show the Difference that Pro-Growth Policies Can Make

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the Bureau of Economic Analysis numbers which showed 3.1% year-over-year growth (Q4) in 2018 – the highest year-over-year GDP growth in a calendar year since 2005. Gross domestic product growth was 2.9% for all of 2018, matching its highest level since the Bush Administration. “When economic growth is high, it makes a diff... Read more »

Congressman Latta: Focus on Economic Growth Resulting in Most Job Openings in Nearly Two Decades

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report which showed that job openings jumped 2.4% in December to 7.3 million. That’s the largest number of job openings in the United States since the report was created in 2000. The number of openings also exceeds the number of people looking for work by one million. “7.3 million job ope... Read more »

Latta Statement on Strong October Jobs Report

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Jobs Report showed the creation of 250,000 new jobs, wages up 3.1% over a year ago, and the labor participation rate on the rise. “Another month, another strong jobs report showing that our economy is growing, jobs are being created, and wages are on the rise” said Latta. “From 19... Read more »

Latta: Highest Wage Growth in a Decade Means More Money in the Pockets of Ohioans

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting economic numbers released from the Labor Department today that show that wages and salaries for private-sector workers have grown 3.1% over the last year, the largest jump since the second quarter of 2008. This comes a day after consumer confidence reached its highest level in nearly two decades and a week after 3rd quarter GDP growth showed ... Read more »

Latta Speaks to Defiance Rotary About the Economy and Legislation to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) addressed the Defiance Rotary yesterday and discussed legislation he authored to combat the opioid epidemic that was recently signed into law. The Indexing, Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act was included in H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – the most significant legislative effort to address a single drug crisis in U.S. history.... Read more »

Latta Joins Local College Administrators on Tour, Discussion at Bard Manufacturing

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined college administrators on a tour of Bard Manufacturing’s facility and new James R. Bard Innovation Center in Bryan today. Bard Manufacturing Company is a family owned business that engineers and manufacturers precision climate control equipment for the classroom, telecommunications, equipment cooling, and commercial building markets. The new innovatio... Read more »

Latta Visits Millstream Career Center in Findlay

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) toured Millstream Career Center in Findlay today where he saw the welding, robotics, medical technology, and cosmetology programs. Millstream is the second career center Latta toured this week after visiting Penta in Perrysburg Township on Tuesday. Career and technical education has been a policy focus of late with job openings outnumbering the amount of peo... Read more »

Latta Tours Penta Career Center, Discusses New Law to Reform Career and Technical Education

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) toured Penta Career Center today in Perrysburg Township where he was able to see a number of the programs the school runs for high school students. Latta was able to see the Public Safety/EMT – Fire Science program where students can earn their basic certifications upon graduation. In addition, Latta saw the welding lab and advanced manufacturing classroom. ... Read more »

Latta: Lowest Unemployment Rate in Nearly Half a Century Shows Pro-Growth Policies are Working

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Jobs Report revealed unemployment has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest number since 1969. “Despite the impact of Hurricane Florence, a new jobs report contains more good news for American businesses, workers, and the economy. The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly half ... Read more »

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