Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) inaccurately claimed that unemployment is higher now than when President Obama took office.
JAKE TAPPER: This has been weak economic recovery, without question, but it is a recovery, and unemployment is going down, as a factual matter. Why would Congressman Ryan, in defiance of facts, suggest otherwise?
PORTMAN: I think that what he was saying is the truth, which is, unemployment's higher today than when the president took office. And you know, unfortunately, in the meantime, we’ve created net zero jobs, Jake.
The unemployment rate last month ticked down to 7.8 percent -- the same as it was in Jan. 2009 when the economy was collapsing.
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