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Number of jobs President Bush said his tax cuts would create in 2003, in millions: 1.8

Actual number of jobs created after Bush's tax cut in 2003: 221,000

Total jobs created in 2003: - 232,000 (negative)

Number of people employed in Nov. 2001, when Bush said the recession had ended: 130,900,000

Number employed as of December 2003: 130,124,000

Last year on record with this level of sustained job loss in the U.S.: 1939

Percent by which Wall Street stocks gained in 2003: 25

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