Widely circulated, but flawed figure
"For each $1 billion in infrastructure investment, 42,000 jobs are created."
Private sector jobs on the rise for the last year
"If you look at the jobs lost in the private sector as opposed to the job gains in the public sector, it's out of whack. The government's growing and the private economy's shrinking."
Temporary census jobs account for most of the hiring
"Since the president became the president, we have lost 3.3 million jobs in the private sector. But you know who's done OK and who's not complaining today? The public sector. We've gained 590,000 public sector jobs."
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