Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to brag that her state has added 25,000 new auto jobs since she entered office as Michigan begins its election campaign. The Michigan Capitol Confidential discovered that the figures were far off from reality.
A person taking credit for the fact that Michigan’s auto job rate drastically changes every month would be absurd to begin with. However, it was also found that the 25,000 auto jobs Whitmer had boasted about did not actually exist.
In a statement sent by her office last week, she offered her thoughts on Michigan’s monthly jobs report. She claimed victory by saying that since she assumed office in 2019, Michigan has announced 25,000 well-paying auto jobs, including 10,000 in 2022 alone.
The automaker announced 3,000 job losses in early August after her outspoken celebration of Ford’s commitment and claimed a sizable portion of those cuts would be Michigan employment. However, statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compared April 2022 to January 2019, when Whitmer assumed office. According to the findings, Michigan did not add 25,000 jobs as Whitmer had promised. Instead, it has dropped by about 2,000.
Following this disclosure, the public and the media started comparing the facts to determine which allegation had more support. The results of these investigations plainly showed that the Democrat governor had been deceiving the whole state.
The governor’s comments and tweets were generally untrue, according to a fact check by Detroit Free Press writer Clara Hendrickson. Hendrickson noted that Whitmer’s statements are not supported by employment statistics and that thousands of the alleged auto jobs do not now exist.