"Jobs" Mentioned 33 Times During Speech





2012 State of the Union logoEarlier tonight, President Barack Obama made his fourth State of the Union address to the nation.

As Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum continue to battle for the Republican nomination, many thought that Obama would use tonight's speech to unofficially kick off his bid for re-election in 2012.

All told, Barack Obama's State of the Union address was a total of 7,205 words and lasted roughly 75 minutes.

As always, I like to run Obama's speech through a program that I wrote to see how many times he mentioned certain words.

The word that really jumped out - "jobs". After throwing out words such as "and", "of" and "the", "jobs" was one of the most frequently uttered words by President Obama tonight. As a matter of fact, President Obama said the word "jobs" a total of 33 times during his speech tonight. This is certainly not a surprise, given the fact that the nation's unemployment rate is going to be such a crucial talking point during the run-up to November's Presidential election.

Here are some other words that came up frequently during Obama's speech tonight:

Energy - 23 Times
Tax - 23 Times
Work - 16 Times
Businesses - 13 Times
Economy - 12 Times
Workers - 12 Times
Million - 11 Times
Companies - 11 Times
Oil - 10 Times
Debt - 9 Times
Industry - 9 Times
Gas - 9 Times
Manufacturing - 8 Times
College - 8 Times
Education - 8 Times
Government - 8 Times
Future - 7 Times
Deficit - 7 Times
Responsibility - 6 Times
Republican - 6 Times
Money - 6 Times
Troops - 5 Times
Security - 5 Times
Promise - 5 Times
Reforms - 5 Times
Tuition - 5 Times
Teachers - 5 Times
Crisis - 4 Times
Trillion - 4 Times

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Some side-by-side comparisons of certain words that were mentioned during Obama's four State of the Union addresses"

"Deficit"

2009 - 9
2010 - 10
2011 - 10
2012 - 7

"Debt"

2009 - 6
2010 - 5
2011 - 1
2012 - 9

"Economy"

2009 - 22
2010 - 15
2011 - 7
2012 - 12

"tax"

2009 - 10
2010 - 13
2011 - 10
2012 - 23

"jobs"

2009 - 14
2010 - 23
2011 - 25
2012 - 33




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