Obama has said.. "And what I want to do is build on the 5 million jobs that we've created over the last 30 months in the private sector alone." PolitiFact | Barack Obama says his administration has created 5 million jobs So explain the following: if there were 5 million jobs created, why is there 17,000 fewer employed people in the USA? I'm not guessing here! Follow this link to the Notice: Data not available: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Download the xls file like I did! At the end of 2008 there were 143,350,000 people employed. As of September 2012 there were 143,333,000 people employed. So where are the 5 million jobs created???? if there are 17,000 LESS people working???