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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Carter? Job Growth?

The much-maligned Jimmy Carter had one of the highest monthly job growth records, according to blogger Dave Manuel :


From his article:
Cumulative Total of President Gerald Ford (R): +5,178,000 jobs
Average Jobs Per Month: +107,875
Total Number of Months: 48
Cumulative Total of President Jimmy Carter (D): +10,488,000 jobs
Average Jobs Per Month: +218,500
Total Number of Months: 48
Cumulative Total of President Ronald Reagan (R): +15,935,000 jobs
Average Jobs Per Month: +165,989.58
Total Number of Months: 96
Cumulative Total of President George H.W. Bush (R): +2,544,000 jobs
Average Jobs Per Month: +53,000
Total Number of Months: 48
Cumulative Total of President Bill Clinton (D): +23,070,000 jobs
Average Jobs Per Month: +240,312.5
Total Number of Months: 96
Cumulative Total of President George W. Bush (R): +1,843,000 jobs
Average Jobs Per Month: +19,197.92
Total Number of Months: 96


He summarizes:


Breaking it down re: Republican vs Democratic president, 50,780,000 non-farm payroll jobs have been added since 1948 when a Democratic president has been sitting in the White House, vs 35,104,000 nonfarm payroll jobs when a Republican has been sitting in the White House. 
The average number of jobs added per month (322 months total) with a Democratic president has been 157,701, vs 81,259 (432 months) when a Republican has been in the White House. 
Carter?  Who woulda thunk it?  I guess we all have to make sure that don't accept the right-wing propaganda that we've been fed all of these years. 


1 comment:

  1. Yes!

    For lots of numbers as interesting as those you have, go to The Sideshow Annex and link to "Just for the Record"; it compiles GAO stats from 1960-2000, during which time we had R presidents for 20 yr. and D pres for 20 yr. It's really, really interesting! and, you won't be surprised, totally illustrates which is the party of fiscal responsibility.

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