October 4th, 2012
12:07 AM ET
10 years ago

Fact Check: Job creation versus unemployment

(CNN) - No issue has been hotter throughout the run-up to the election than jobs - and both candidates took pains to tackle the issue during their first debate Wednesday at the University of Denver.

"Over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created," Democratic incumbent Barack Obama said.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jobs • Presidential Debates
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    With all the tax cuts in place for the job creators the past 11 years, that's a lousy job count. Why has the republican party blocked all the infrastructure jobs proposed by President Obama? Why haven't the job creators created more jobs with all those tax cuts?

    October 4, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. Romney wants to fire Big Bird (Why?)

    Frankly, Romney is a little confusing. His math doesn't seem to work. For example, how will he pay for the $5trillion tax cut?

    October 4, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  3. margaret duncan

    I am very tired of you saying Obama is llying when he says 5 million jobs have been created over the last 30 months by stating the job growth from the date he was inaugerated. You are the ones playing fast and loose with truth. Obama has never claimed he created 5 million jobs over the last 4 years. He is correctly stating the number of jobs created over the last 30 months, after he got the economy moving again. That is true! Not false as you claim, by changing the dates. Fess up. Make it clear, you are misquoting the president.

    October 4, 2012 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  4. Is This The Change You Wanted?

    Where are these jobs Mr. President? I haven't seen too many of them around Missouri.

    October 4, 2012 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  5. Bernard obryant

    Riot two different vision of america

    October 4, 2012 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  6. Bernard obryant

    unless it a long term deal we need new job long term

    October 4, 2012 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  7. California

    Obama wasn't even paying attention to what Romney was saying.

    October 4, 2012 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  8. quberth

    Obama will still implement more job like how he is doing

    October 4, 2012 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  9. ju

    Mitt may create 12 million jobs but if the jobs are 11.9 million jobs that are underemployment and service jobs that keep people working just to pay taxes and be broke what has he really created?

    October 4, 2012 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Where is this 23 million unemployed coming from? I've never heard that before. A comment after the debate stated that was the total unemployed, under-employed and college students which is a gross over statement of things. Private sector job growth hasn't been steady but always a postive number.

    October 4, 2012 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  11. gurgyl

    I saw the whole debate, Mitt did not give any solutions. Just talk. You want us to believe this like blind sheep? You said Voucher for Medicare? Eliminate SS and Healthcare??? What a nonsense. Folks, this guy is Flip-Flop. Check his history before even going to vote....good luck.

    October 4, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |