Bush Misleads on Claims About U.S. Jobs

May 10, 2006  – The Economic Policy Institute has targeted a misleading claim about job growth by the White House in which they said “Since August 2003, we have added more than 5.1 million new jobs – more than Japan and the European Union combined.”

According to EPI, “The White House result is due to ‘cherry-picking’ the date when the start counting jobs, reinforcing the fact that international employment growth comparisons should be approached with some caution. More importantly, the U.S. should create more jobs than the EU15 or Japan because its working-age population is growing faster.”

Read the entire EPI Report by L. Josh Bivens.