“There’s an analysis that says investment in the Chips and Science Act will create 1 million — more than 1 million construction jobs alone over the next six years building semiconductor factories in America,” Biden claimed this week.
But one of the Biden administration’s most solid mainstream media allies, the actual figure would be closer to 6,200.
“[T]he president stumbled badly here,” a Post factchecker wrote. In public remarks, and then in a tweet, he claimed 1 million construction jobs would be created because of the Chips Act. The real number was just 6,200, according to the industry-commissioned report cited as the source.”