According to employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment under Romney’s governorship went from 3,224,600 to 3,270,400. That’s an additional 45,800 jobs. In a Time magazine interview on Dec. 21, Romney said: Romney, Dec. 21: And so I’ll compare my experience in the private sector where, net-net, we created over 100,000 jobs. We created over 100,000 jobs. He repeated the claim in a Jan. 3 appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” but that time said he “helped” create them. Romney, Jan. 3: And I’m very happy in my former life; we helped create over 100,000 new jobs. Determining who gets credit for how many jobs is challenging, to say the least. Bain managers told the Los Angeles Times that they weren’t focused on creating jobs; they were trying to make money. Unlike Obama, Romney took office during an economic uptick. Massachusetts had a net job growth of 1.4 percent under Romney. However, that was far slower growth than the national average of 5.3 percent. As Romney’s opponents have frequently, and correctly, noted, Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth over the entirety of Romney’s term. The only states that did worse: Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio. (That means even Mississippi and South Carolina did better. Pretty pathetic. No wonder he didn't run again.) The job slump continued for Obama’s first full year in office and finally hit bottom in February 2010. Since that bottom, the nation has added nearly 2.7 million jobs. ------------------------------------------------- Should be interesting. One refusing to defend his great record, believing that Americans will find out the truth. The other outright lying.