Of course he did. It's bumper-sticker simple and lends itself to repetitive messaging - kinda like subways, subways, subways.
But job creation is tied to education which is tied to occupational mental health, family resources, transit, so on and so forth. Our problems aren't simple; it might be easier to sell a simple solution, but like a fresh coat of paint on a beaten up car, it's not enough.
We shouldn't want simplicity from our politicians - we're failing them when we let them off the hook that easy.