International total slightly higher
"We’re spending 18 percent of our GDP on healthcare while the average among industrialized countries is closer to 8 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
More people, more jobs
"More Texans have jobs today than ever before in the history of our state."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Talking point checks out
In economic growth, "Obama's best year was slower than Bill Clinton's worst year."
— Politifact Georgia on Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Unemployment numbers are real
"We had the best jobs report in 16 years."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Claim highlights California's extremes
Although California has "the sixth largest economy in the world, we also have one of the highest poverty rates" in the nation.
— Politifact California on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Women work, work, work, work, work
"40 percent of American households have female primary breadwinners."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
NAFTA not sole driver in growth
"Before NAFTA, trade between the US and Mexico was around $50 billion. Now it stands at more than $500 billion."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 28th, 2017
Central Valley job growth good, not great
California’s Central Valley and Inland Empire "are experiencing tremendous job growth."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Not all to China
"Since China joined — that’s another beauty — the WTO in 2001, the U.S. has lost many more than 60,000 factories."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 24th, 2017
Similar claim, same rating
"The past (Obama) administration was the first administration that never had a whole year of 3 percent growth."
— Politifact Illinois on Thursday, March 16th, 2017
"Midland, Texas, now beats the San Francisco area in the percentage of jobs created by startups."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, February 24th, 2017
Other factors also play role in stock market performance
"The stock market has hit record numbers, as you know. And there has been a tremendous surge of optimism in the business world."
— Politifact National on Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Most green cards issued for family reunification
Of 1 million green cards issued a year, "almost none of those green cards are based on job skills or demonstrated economic needs."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Yeah, but U.S.-made sedans way more popular in US
"General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
California grew jobs, per capita income faster than Texas
"California is growing a hell of a lot faster than Texas."
— Politifact California on Monday, December 19th, 2016
It's a fanciful comparison, but numbers are right
"California is once again the sixth-largest economy in the world. If you add the GDP’s of Washington and Oregon, California would surpass the United Kingdom to become the fifth-largest economy in the world."
— Politifact California on Thursday, December 15th, 2016
We adjusted pay for inflation
Since the salary for state lawmakers was raised to $79,500, "that purchasing power has now been reduced to $53,000."
— Politifact New York on Friday, November 18th, 2016
Improvement under Obama, but still a real concern
"Nearly one in four people in their prime working years are not working."
— Politifact National on Monday, November 7th, 2016
Calendar years, yes; counting by quarters, no
Says Barack Obama "is the first president in modern history not to have a single year of 3 percent growth."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 31st, 2016
Portman called it lousy in 2009
Says Rob Portman "said the auto rescue was a lousy deal for Ohio."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, October 20th, 2016