Statements about Jobs
"We created as many jobs in the first six months of this year as we did in all of 2011 and 2011 was the best single year for private-sector job growth since the year 2000."
"New Jersey today has fewer employees in state government than it had when Christie Whitman left office in January of 2001, and I think that’s good. And we did it without any layoffs. We did it through attrition."
"We are not producing jobs. We created 80,000 jobs last month. We don't talk about the jobs that we lost. The net of it all is that we lost jobs."
Says "our 12 month job increase was the sixth highest in the nation."
"New Jersey's citizens are working at the highest rate in three years."
"The state's unemployment rate is fifth-highest in the country, a full point above the nationwide rate and higher than all of our...neighboring states."
Says New Jersey’s job growth in May represents "25 percent of all the jobs created in the country."
Says PolitiFact issued a True ruling on Paul Krugman calling "Governor Christie a ‘fiscal phony.’"
"Women have come through the recession worse off than men … the numbers bear that out. We went from a 7 percent unemployment rate for women when he (President Barack Obama) was elected to an 8.1 percent now."
Says "there have been some job gains in the McMansion State since Mr. Christie took office, but they have lagged gains both in the nation as a whole and in New York and Connecticut, the obvious points of comparison."
Says in March New Jersey was "one of only eight states in the nation to lose jobs" and "the state with the highest loss of jobs in the nation."
"Wisconsin lost more jobs over the past 12 months than any other state."
"While the country’s economy was battered, nine states with no income tax actually grew jobs from 2001 to 2010."
"Ninety percent of the people who work in this country work for companies under 100 people, maybe even less than that."
"We've seen in this last year tremendous things happening, including our unemployment rate come down 2 percentage points."
Says private-sector job growth in 2011 "places New Jersey in the top third among all of the states."
Says "as of November, we were ranked 45th in the nation in terms of job creation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Says Chris Christie "inherited the highest taxes in America and the worst unemployment in the region."
Says New Jersey is "down nearly 200,000 jobs from its pre-recession peak" and with Gov. Chris Christie "New Jersey has trailed the rest of America when it comes to unemployment" for 12 consecutive months.
Says with "Gov. Chris Christie and bipartisan reformers" New Jersey had "the most job growth in 11 years."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: