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RNC Chair Priebus Distorts the President’s Record on Manufacturing Jobs

January 08, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. ET

 

This morning on Fox News Sunday, RNC Chair Reince Priebus claimed that our economy was “losing manufacturing jobs.” That is false. Perhaps he is thinking of Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts, where manufacturing jobs decreased at twice the national average.

ROMNEY’S MANUFACTURING JOBS RECORD WAS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE NATION

Under Romney Manufacturing Jobs In Massachusetts Declined By Twice The National Average—“The Third Worst Record In The Country.” “Manufacturing payroll employment throughout the nation declined by nearly 1.1 million or 7 percent between 2002 and 2006, but in Massachusetts it declined by more than 14 percent, the third worst record in the country.” [Boston Globe, 7/29/07]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S POLICIES HAVE LED TO AN INCREASE IN MANUFACTURING JOBS

New York Times: “Manufacturing Is A Surprising Bright Spot In The U.S. Economy.” [New York Times, 1/5/2012]

New York Times: “Until Last Year, There Had Not Been A Single Year When Manufacturing Employment Rose Since 1997.” [New York Times, 1/5/2012]

The Manufacturing Sector Added 334,000 Jobs From December 2009 Through December 2011. [data.bls.gov, 1/6/2012]

The Manufacturing Sector Expanded For The 29th Consecutive Month Through December 2011. [ISM Report On Business, 1/3/2012]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S POLICIES HAVE LED TO THE CREATION OF MORE THAN 3.1 MILLION PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS WITH POSITIVE JOB GROWTH FOR THE LAST 22 MONTHS

The U.S. Economy Has Added More Than 3.1 Million Private Sector Jobs In The Last 22 Months. [data.bls.gov, accessed 1/6/2012]

Private Sector Job Growth Has Continued For 22 Consecutive Months. [data.bls.gov, accessed 1/6/2012]

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