CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

CCRNRT 2012/09/05 13:19:44
(CNN) -- Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.

Nonfarm private payrolls
hit a post-recession low of 106.8 million that month, according to the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure currently stands at 111.3
million as of July.

While that is indeed a gain of 4.5 million, it's only a net gain of 300,000 over
the course of the Obama administration to date. The private jobs figure
stood at 111 million in January 2009, the month Obama took office.

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  • Stan Kapusta 2012/09/07 18:03:22
    Stan Kapusta
    Selling Chinese goods at Wal Mart or Jap cars shouldn't count. Making American goods and American cars will.
  • l 2012/09/05 18:43:54
    Where do they get their figures?! We just can't look at those on unemployment! Who knows how many are off unemployment and can't find work?! I saw the figures today for those on food stamp's! I thought it would be a good idea to study who these people are,young families,elderly and so on? This would be one way to start to get a better picture of what's really going on in our country.
  • Denny 2012/09/05 17:51:48
    Even if you are generous and gave him the 4.5 million jobs. That doesn't even cover College Graduations over 4 years!!!!
  • Bob DiN 2012/09/05 14:41:05
    Bob DiN
    The whole Obama adinistration has been based on lies and corruption. This goes back as far as him entering public office. Does anyone think he really beat Hillary Clinton in the primary? Not honestly he didn't.
  • Ashley 2012/09/05 14:13:38
    Who can believe any numbers from the govt, regardless of the party.
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/09/05 14:08:36
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    I don't stand
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/09/05 13:35:39
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    Not sure where they pull their figures from. Very selective in what information they choose to report.
  • mrdog 2012/09/05 13:28:07
    Interesting stat....bark
  • AM 2012/09/05 13:26:56
  • pantagruella 2012/09/05 13:26:48
    There is a direct correlation between the goodness of a President and the employment statistics. If Americans could pick a good President there would be no unemployment. Everyone knows that. Even a monkey.
  • mwg0735 2012/09/05 13:23:05

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