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Fact checking Clinton's claims about jobs

by Brand & Martínez

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Supporters hoist signs during the address of the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president on September 6th. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Most everyone agrees that the key issue in this presidential campaign is the economy, and more specifically, jobs. Last night, Democrats, including former President Clinton, talked about jobs, and argued that Americans are actually better off than they were four years ago.

Mr. Clinton noted that when President Obama took office, the country was losing 750,000 jobs a month, and that the President turned that around.

Clinton also claimed that's more jobs than were created during the entire eight years of the Bush administration.

Producer Steve Proffitt has looked into this claim and some others about jobs.

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