DNC Release News Romney Video: Romney: 47th Place in Jobs

DNC Highlights Romney’s Abysmal Jobs Record Ahead of Sunday Campaign Event in New Hampshire

WATCH Romney: 47th Place in Jobs”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzQsha3v3s4                               



Washington, DC – On Sunday, Mitt Romney will campaign at a NASCAR race in Loudon, New Hampshire. Ahead of Romney’s event, the Democratic National Committee released a new web video highlighting Romney’s abysmal jobs record as Governor of Massachusetts.

“In the race to create jobs as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney’s number was 47 - the back of the pack. In the years that Mitt Romney was Governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of all 50 states in job creation – and if Louisiana hadn’t been on the road to recovery from a devastating hurricane, it’s likely that Romney would have finished even farther back,” said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse.  “After failing to create jobs in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney wants to bring his brand of failed economic leadership to the rest of the country by doubling down on the failed economic policies that brought our economy to its knees.  As long as Mitt Romney continues to embrace ideas like ending Medicare as we know it and slashing Social Security to fund tax breaks for the super wealthy, corporate jet owners and big oil he shouldn’t be surprised if he continues to run at the back of the pack.”


WATCH Romney: 47th Place in Jobs”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzQsha3v3s4

Under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Ranked 47th In Job Creation. “The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007. And during that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last.  The only ones that did worse? Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. In other words, two rustbelt states and another that lost its biggest city to a hurricane. The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7%), California (4.7%) and North Carolina (7.6%). The national average: More than 5%.” [Marketwatch, 2/23/10]

Factcheck.org: “Romney’s Jobs Record Provides Little To Boast About” As Massachusetts Only Gained 1% In Payroll Jobs Over His Term Compared To 5.3% In The Nation As A Whole. “Payroll jobs in Massachusetts hit their low point in December 2003 at the end of Romney’s first year in office. And the number of jobs declined in seven of the remaining 36 months of his term, as measured by total nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted, which is the standard measure of payroll employment used by economists and journalists. The claim that jobs increased "every single month" is false… Furthermore, Romney’s job record provides little to boast about. By the end of his four years in office, Massachusetts had squeezed out a net gain in payroll jobs of just 1 percent, compared with job growth of 5.3 percent for the nation as a whole.” [Factcheck.org, 1/11/08]