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President Obama: Still the Worst Record on Jobs since Herbert Hoover

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Washington, Apr 13, 2012 | comments

President

Jobs at Start of Administration

Jobs at End of Administration

Net Change

(All Figures in Millions)

Hoover

31.3 (annual average for 1929)

23.6 (annual average for 1932)

-7.7

Roosevelt

23.7 (annual average for 1933)

41.4 (April 1945)

+17.7

Truman

41.4 (April 1945)

50.1 (January 1953)

+8.7

Eisenhower

50.1 (January 1953)

53.7 (January 1961)

+3.5

Kennedy

53.7 (January 1961)

57.3 (November 1963)

+3.6

Johnson

57.3 (November 1963)

69.5 (January 1969)

+12.2

Nixon

69.5 (January 1969)

78.6 (August 1974)

+9.1

Ford

78.6 (August 1974)

80.7 (January 1977)

+2.1

Carter

80.7 (January 1977)

91.0 (January 1981)

+10.3

Reagan

91.0 (January 1981)

107.1 (January 1989)

+16.1

G. H. W. Bush

107.1 (January 1989)

109.7 (January 1993)

+2.6

Clinton

109.7 (January 1993)

132.5 (January 2001)

+22.7

G. W. Bush

132.5 (January 2001)

133.6 (January 2009)

+1.1

Obama

133.6 (January 2009)

132.8 (through March 2012)

-0.7

Source: Official Department of Labor nonfarm payroll jobs data, which began in 1939;
prior data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Totals may not add due to rounding. 

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