The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 14, 1993
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Due to a staff error, the President incorrectly stated that NAFTA would create 1 million new jobs over 5 years.
The NAFTA will create 200,000 new export-related jobs in the first 2 years after it is passed. By 1995, 900,000 U.S. jobs will be dependent on exports to Mexico. NAFTA will help secure those jobs, and trade with Mexico will help create even more jobs in future years.