White House appears to inflate job creation stats on first 100 days site
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President Trump's White House is taking credit for the creation of more than a half million jobs on its website touting progress during Trump's first 100 days in office. But hundreds of thousands of those jobs were created under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaA Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press Juan Williams: Don't count Biden out Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties MORE, CNN Money reported Tuesday.


The White House web page posted on Tuesday highlights a March 31 press release saying Trump's administration had created "over 500,000 new jobs — with a surge in female employment last month." 

That figure and release are now featured prominently on the administration’s “100 days” page touting the administration’s accomplishments ahead of Trump’s 100th day in office on April 28.

But a CNN Money analysis finds that includes jobs created during the month of January, when Trump had only been in the White House for about 11 days.

CNN Money estimates that the Trump administration has actually created about 317,000 new jobs so far.

That number includes data from February and March. The April jobs report will be released in early May.