Which GOP Presidential Hopeful Has the Best Jobs Record?

Jobs Record
Jobs Record

By James Pethokoukis

Katrina Trinko at National Review Online puts them through their paces:

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has the best record of the official candidates, with a job-growth rate of 11.6 percent during a two-term tenure starting in 1995. That's according to a National Review Online analysis of seasonally adjusted employment data (looking at the total number of those employed) from the Bureau of Labor website.

Among the crowd who governed primarily during this century's first decade, Jon Huntsman has the best record. During his 2005 to 2009 tenure as governor of Utah, the number of jobs grew by 5.9 percent.