BARACK OBAMA: This this morning we learned our economy created 223,000 new jobs last month. The unemployment rate ticked down again to 5.4%, lowest it's been in almost seven years.
That's 3 million new jobs in past 12 months, nearly the fastest pace in over a decade. All told in 62 months in a row, America's businesses created 12.3 million new jobs. I should add by the way, 62 months ago is when I signed the Affordable Care Act so obviously it hasn't done too bad in terms of employment in this country. Just thought I'd mention that.
Since there are a lot of predictions of doom and gloom, I suggest those making those predictions go back and check the statistics. Just saying.