FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Promise He Would Create 550 Million New Jobs During A Recent Speech?

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Promise He Would Create 550 Million New Jobs During A Recent Speech?


A viral Facebook post shared over 7,400 times claims Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he would create 550 million new jobs during an Oct. 2 speech.

Verdict: False

There is no record of Biden making the remark on Oct. 2. It appears to be a misrepresentation of Biden saying in Michigan that he wants to create 5 million new manufacturing and technology jobs.

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Fact Check:

The Oct. 2 post claims Biden “said today that he was going to create 550 million jobs” and notes “there is (sic) only 328.2 million people in the United States.” It appears to reference a speech Biden gave in Grand Rapids, Michigan that day.

There is, however, no record of Biden making such a remark during that campaign speech. A review of both the transcript and video shows that he did not at any point mention creating 550 million new jobs. Instead, he claimed his economic plan would add 5 million new manufacturing and technology jobs.

“It’s estimated that we’ll create 5 million new manufacturing jobs and technology jobs,” he said. “For small businesses, we’re going to make sure small businesses come out on the other side of this terrible

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