The Presidential Scorecard©: Truman to Obama

When the monthly jobs report comes out and it says 4.9% unemployment, everyone should remember there is more to the story.

For example, between Bush & Obama there are over 12 million jobs lost; Hoover lost 6.4 million.  Hoover’s was the Great Depression; Bush & Obama call it a recession.

With that in mind, the New Deal Progressives (NDP) has created The Presidential Scorecard© in March 2016 which will compare the current and historical performance for different aspects  of U.S. presidents.

 

TRUMAN TO OBAMA: THE PRESIDENTIAL SCORECARD©
PresidentYEARSJOBS CREATEDJOBS LOSTNET JOBSAVERAGE U-3AVERAGE LABOR PARTICIPATION RATENOT IN LABOR FORCE AT END OF TERM AVERAGE DISCOURAGED WORKERSAVERAGE MARGINALLY ATTACHED WORKERS
TRUMAN1949 - 1952+8,357,000-3,222,000+5,135,0004.4%
EISENHOWER1953 - 1960+10,142,000-6,562,000+3,580,0004.9%
JFK / LBJ1961 - 1964+6,067,000-390,000+5,677,0005.8%
LBJ1965 - 1968+9,983,000-158,000+9,825,0003.9%
NIXON1969 - 1972+7,404,000-1,380,000+6,024,0005.0%
NIXON / FORD1972 -1976+7,473,000-2,295,000+5,178,0006.7%
CARTER1977 - 1980+11,714,000-1,219,000+10,495,0006.5%63.2%61,531,000
REAGAN1981 - 1988+19,273,000-3,310,000+15,963,0007.5%64.7%62,780,000
GHW BUSH1989 - 1992+4,372,000-1,782,000+2,590,0006.3%66.4%65.780,000
CLINTON1993 - 2000+23,420,000-185,000+23,235,0005.2%66.8%70,488,000359,0008.8%
GW BUSH2001 - 2008+8,702,000-6,589,000+2,113,0005.3%66.2%80,380,000408,0009.2%
OBAMA2009 - 2015 (so far)+13,730,000-5,428,000+8,302,0007.8%63.8%94,103,000873,00014.3%
Source: BLS JOBSSource: BLS U-3Source: BLS LABOR PARTICIPATION RATE
Source: BLS NOT IN LABOR FORCE
Source: BLS DISCOURAGED WORKERS
Source: BLS MARGINALLY ATTACHED WORKERS

 

 


The rest of the story (along with the BLS detailed, summarized, and averaged data sources), is here.