Romney Job Creation Keeping track of Mitt Romney's Job Creation
claims and history.
Romney claims to have created more jobs as governor
of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007) than Obama has
as president (2009 until at least 2012). Technically
it is true that Massachusetts saw a net gain in
employment from 2003 tp 2007 (when the economy
was growing) compared to the US economy has seen
since Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Of course,
Obama was inaugurated into an economy that was
losing well over half a million jobs/month, so
the comparison is a bit off base.
question is; how did Massachusetts job creation
look compare to other states during that time?
Unfortunately, MA actually ranks 47th in terms
of job growth for that time period. This started
out as an attack by Democrats, and it appeared
to be exaggerated. But
Politifact found this "47th in the nation"
to be true. They gave the claim by Democrats
to be "half true" due to the assumed
implication that the slow growth was Mitt Romney's