Obama now a job creator
November 2nd, 2012
12:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama now a job creator

New York (CNNMoney) – The U.S. economy now has more jobs than it did when the president took office in January of 2009.

With the addition of Friday's fairly strong jobs report, plus upward revisions over the last couple of months, there are now 194,000 more jobs than there were in January of 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. Yemiking

    Tea party mike,
    You find it difficult to think, is Romney communication director of Chrysler to announce that they are creating job in china without any effect on American jobs? Think before you type.

    November 2, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. Kirk in michigan

    Think back to sept. 08, we all almost lost our 401K, our homes, our jobs, this is the best i have seen this country in over ten years, your boy mittens is toast, you would not like what he would have done anyway, you just havea short memory, good for golf bad for politics, not goimg to vote for a guy who wants to do the exact same thing that got us screwed, how much further could we really be with bipartisan efforts, never will know will we. party over people republican politics again? hope not. vote Obama, we see his commitment everyday. no photo ops,, just governing.

    November 2, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. demwit

    Great News!! If the population growth was 0 instead of 17 million over the last 4 yrs..

    November 2, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. NOTADEMOCRAT

    194,000 jobs in 4 years.. NOW THATS A JOB CREATOR!! According to Obama's lap poodles...

    November 2, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  5. Dean

    So, after four years he broke even. FAIL!

    November 2, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. MIKEO

    Nothing short of zero job gain will please republicans.

    November 2, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. May God bless you Mr. President

    May God bless you Mr. President

    November 2, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Name G

    0bama 2012

    November 2, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. McShannon

    Thank you Chrysler management! Thank you GM management! Mitt Romney has engaged in the most outrageous, lack of integrity and desperate attempt to distort the truth probably ever in any Presidential campaign. The Romney camp “has no shame” and is flailing with wild jabs unbecoming of honorable men.

    November 2, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Good stats.

    Good stats.

    November 2, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Romney: Changing Direction

    Romney says he wants to change direction. The country's going forward. What does he want to do? Go sideways?

    November 2, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  12. It's a lot harder to fix and economy than to break it

    Dear GOP. Obama has spent the last four years digging us out of the rubble caused by Bush

    November 2, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  13. Me IN HOUSTON

    At the very least, we should give the doctor credit for stopping the bleeding

    November 2, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    I just hired the neighbor kid to mow my lawn. Does that count for the uhbamas job creation?

    November 2, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  15. Howard

    In 2008, it was a noble decision to elect America's first black President ... unfortunately, the wrong black person was chosen for such an honor, and such a responsibility. Obama has squandered this historic opportunity, and betrayed all those who elected him ... with irresponsible spending ... failed policies ... division ... cronyism ... as well as lies and cover ups, in order to hold onto power. What a shame. To reelect Obama simply because he's America's first black President ... would surly be an act of racism. America is more important than Obama ... Obama is expendable and replaceable ... America is not. Save America ... replace Obama, and his corrupt administration on November 6th !!!

    November 2, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Marley

    Mormon Bishop Mittens claimed: he has created 100K jobs in his entire life

    Obama's job record: 5.2+ MILLION jobs

    You want to get technical and claim the GREAT RECESSION fell out of the sky on Day 1 of Obama's Presidency?

    Obama: 194K jobs

    Obama still beats Mormon Bishop Mittens

    November 2, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  17. Padraig

    What type of jobs? We are coming into the holiday season so the numbers can look good but be misleading.

    I would like to know what is the unemployment broken out by age groups, the types of jobs that were filled and by what percentage of increase. Hiring several thousand indviduals for fast food service and retail.

    November 2, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. Easy Choice

    4 more years for Obama. Best man for the job by FAR! Truly amazing what he has accomplished with nothing but obstruction from the anti-American right wing. Bravo Mr. President. Looking FORWARD to 4 more years of progress and change.

    November 2, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. Tshim

    If truly one cannot appreciate what has been done in 4 years...then you will never appreciate anything at all.

    November 2, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  20. Skuta

    See how much money the 1% has contributed into Mitt's compaign instead of investing into job creation. If Mitt wins the 1% will get their contributions through tax cheating like Mitt is a tax cheater. If you are not the 1%, what will you gain from Mitt?

    November 2, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    obama and biden 2012.....

    November 2, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  22. Expat American

    Recovery is gradually coming.....in half the time it took the Republicans to create the disaster. Where does Romney want to take the country?..straight back to 2000-2008.

    November 2, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  23. Don't waste your breath

    Trying to explain facts to the anti-American right wing is pointless. They are mad every time America improves. That puts their anti-american sentiments on full display. They hate America and they hate that a black man can do what they can't and will destroy every American to see him fail.

    After 4 years of the racist and disrespectful actions by the American Taliban, you still couldn't stop him. He's too good at the job and it's because he actually cares about America. You anti-American republicans could learn a thing or two about patriotism from this wonderful statesman.

    The American Taliban will lose on Tuesday and we will continue the march FORWARD! Thank you Mr. President. You're efforts are appreciated more than we can ever show. I guess my vote and the vote of every person I can drag to the Florida polls will have to suffice. ;-)

    November 2, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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