According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massachusetts ranked 51st (including Washington, D.C.) in job growth in January 2003 when Romney took office, and steadily improved to 30th by the time he left in December 2006. That was the sixth-best improvement in ranking of any state during that same period. The state experienced a modest increase in job growth (about 1.5 percent) during Romney’s tenure. The unemployment rate dropped from 5.6 percent to 4.6 percent.
FactCheck.org of recent or current employment at three big companies where Bain invested: Staples, which had 89,000 employees \ Sports Authority, which had 15,000 employees ; and Domino’s Pizza, which has added 7,900 jobs since 1999.