Mitt Romney is claiming his private sector experience will translate into a bolstered economy. If that was the case, we should look at his record as Governor of Massachusetts from January of 2003-January of 2007.
The state just north of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, came in first, with 5% growth in job creation.New Hampshire started with 615,000 jobs and ended with 645,000 jobs.
Coming in second place is Vermont, with 3.5% increase in job creation. In 2003, 298,000 people were employed and increased to 308,000 people employed.
In third place, is Rhode Island. This state experienced 3% growth in jobs during 2003-2007, with 482,000 people working to 496,000 people working.
New Jersey comes in fourth, with only 2.5% job growth.
Followed by Connecticut in fifth with 2.1% job growth.
Maine ends up just ahead of last place, with only 1.8% job growth.
Finally in last place, Massachusetts, with only, 1.6% job growth under Mitt Romney’s watch.
In the time after the recession which is technically June of 2009 until today, Massachusetts’ job growth is 2.2% with 70,000 jobs gained. Followed by Vermont with 1.5% growth and Connecticut with 0.5% growth. All other states that I mentioned above New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine have lost jobs since the end of the recession. These are mostly due to public sector Americans losing their jobs. New Jersey remained flat.
The United States as a whole has added 2.6 million jobs, a growth of 2% under President Obama.