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“Today, we have higher unemployment and lower job growth than most”

Paul Mango
Campaign video
May. 07, 2017

Fact-checking Paul Mango’s claim about Pa. having ‘higher unemployment and lower job growth than most’

A closer look at Pennsylvania’s economic picture.

2018 Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango is pictured.

2018 Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango is pictured.

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“Today, we have higher unemployment and lower job growth than most” – Pa. Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango 

Our Analysis

In his primary bid for Pennsylvania governor, Pittsburgh-area businessman and Republican candidate Paul Mango says the Commonwealth’s economy is stalled and lagging behind those in most states across the country.

“Today, we have higher unemployment and lower job growth than most,” Mango says in a three-minute-long online campaign video that was released in May 2017.

Mango is one of three Republicans running in next month’s primary. Incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf will be on the November ballot.