MLN has done the heavy lifting and created a number of graphs showing Dan Malloy's record on jobs in Stamford during his tenure from 1995-2009. Technically, Malloy may well be correct that somewhere in that 14 years, 5000 jobs were created. But it takes work to do worse than the state overall in net job growth.
Further, when compared with the 169 towns in CT, Stamford ranks 130th. Only 12 municipalities with more than 10,000 jobs did worse than Stamford, which ranked 38th out of 50.
Here in CT, journalism is committed rarely, so run, don't walk, over to MLN and read MattW's full report. This analysis makes me wonder why anyone would want Dan Malloy to do to Connecticut what he did to Stamford.