Timing is everything
"While our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1 percent."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
They have risen -- but only a tiny amount
"Wages adjusted for inflation haven’t risen since the turn of the last century."
— Politifact National on Saturday, November 14th, 2015
"Texas has more full-time state employees per capita than California and Illinois."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, February 20th, 2015
Some do, some don't
Middle-class Americans "pay a higher tax rate than millionaires and billionaires."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Dealbreaker for some, way down the list for others
"Site selectors who decide where businesses expand or relocate shun closed shop states like Wisconsin in favor of Right to Work states like Iowa, Indiana and Michigan."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
A deep dive into the numbers
"Over the last few years, we’ve put more people back to work than all the other advanced economies combined."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Opposed law, procedural vote
Says Scott Brown "voted to reward" companies "to ship jobs overseas."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Friday, October 31st, 2014
More to it than that
Says Scott Walker "gave $6 million in tax breaks to a corporation and told them that they can keep that money even if they lay off half their workforce."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Perhaps in the nation, but not in Florida
"The CBO says if we raise the minimum wage the way Charlie (Crist) wants to do it, it would lose 500,000 jobs."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Yes, but the difference may not mean much
"The states that have raised the minimum wage (this year) have had faster job growth than the states that haven’t raised the minimum wage."
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
N.C. is actually in the bottom quarter of states
In North Carolina, "now we're near the national average" for unemployment.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Wage gap narrows when you account for purchasing power
Countries with a higher minimum wage than the United States’ $7.25 an hour include Denmark at $21, Australia at $15.81, Germany at $11 and France at $12.35.
— Politifact National on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Ad has a point, but overreaches
Says Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Unclear on ranking, questionable on blaming Scott
Says Rick Scott’s record on jobs includes Florida "ranked 2nd in the nation in long-term unemployment."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Closer to 7 percent in 2013
In Rhode Island, "Nearly 9 percent of covered employees go out on short term disability every year, with an average outage from work of almost 12 weeks each."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Don't forget China's government
"The largest enterprise in the world is the federal government of the United States of America"
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Uses an unofficial poverty measure
"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 13th, 2014
A word of caution about the number
"A quarter of our workers make $18,000 per year."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Low wage claim subjective
Goodwill Industries International pays workers with disabilities wages as low as pennies per hour.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Right on the number, but hard to blame the law
Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, December 15th, 2013