Friday, October 24th, 2014

There's no safety in jobless numbers

Workers at a job fair in Little Rock, Ark.
Workers at a job fair in Little Rock, Ark.

With the economy still a top concern for voters, we look at two statements from Democrats on jobs and health insurance.

President Barack Obama said, "We've created or saved up to 1.6 million jobs, according to the CBO -- the Congressional Budget Office -- through the Recovery Act." We rated his statement Half True; read about the important context that he left out .

On the other hand, job losses don't appear to be growing as fast as they were earlier this year. That made a significant impact on Sen. Tom Harkin's statement: "Today and every day, an estimated 14,000 Americans will lose their health insurance coverage." Find out why that number isn't as high as it used to be ; we rated his statement False.