23 Straight Months of Private Sector Job Growth Under President Obama's Leadership

 

23 Straight Months of Private Sector Job Growth Under President Obama's Leadership

When the President took office, we were losing more than 700,000 jobs a month. The economy was spiraling out of control, and the economic security of millions of middle-class Americans was vanishing. Now private sector has added more than 3.1 million jobs, the American auto industry and the more than 1.4 million jobs it supports were saved, and manufacturing is creating jobs for the first time since the 1990s. But the President didnt just address the immediate crisis and stop there.  He began to lay a foundation for a stronger economy across the country so such a collapse can never happen again.

To understand where were going, we have to understand where weve come from.  Thats exactly what this chart helps us see.

The red represents the 4.6 million jobs lost in the year before the President took office.

Job Growth

 

As you can see, as President Obama took office, our workers were losing more than 700,000 jobs a month.  The economy was spiraling out of control.  The economic security of millions of middle-class Americans was vanishing.

And this chart shows just as clearly what change looks like.

This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class and we have a lot more to do if were going to continue the trend weve seen for the last two years. Thats why the President has outlined a vision for an America built to last.  Its a blueprint based on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers and a renewal of the American values that made our nations middle class the envy of the world – values like fairness and opportunity.

Mitt Romney and Republicans in North Carolina dont share this vision.  He doesnt think we should invest in our workers, our students or American industries like carmakers and clean energy. He doesnt think that we should be rewarding companies only when they bring jobs back to states all across the country, not when they send them overseas. And just as baffling, Romney and the Republicans dont even admit that this reversal and recovery is happening.