May 072012
 
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truthful politics reviewed jobs statistics provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the official numbers on jobs gained or lost for the U.S.

  • Both charts below show how many jobs annually were created, or lost, nationally during presidential terms and/or political party. The numbers are in thousands.
  • The first chart displays all jobs, including government sector jobs (i.e., in 1939, approximately 1.6 million jobs were created). To see the raw data on the Bureau’s website, use Series ID CES0000000001.
  • The second chart displays all private sector jobs; government sector jobs are NOT included (i.e., in 1939, approximately 1.5 million jobs were created). To see the raw data on the Bureau’s website, use Series ID CES0500000001.

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U.S. Job Creation during Presidential Terms or Political Party

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U.S. Private Sector Job Creation during Presidential Terms or Political Party

The table below lists the amount of private sector jobs created in thousands during each President’s tenure.  Again, this table displays all private sector jobs; government sector jobs are NOT included (i.e., during the years Harry S. Truman was President (1946 – 1952), approximately 8.75 million private sector jobs were created).  To see the raw data on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website, use Series ID CES0500000001.

Jobs Created in Thousands President Political Party
6,551 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democrat
8,752 Harry S. Truman Democrat
1,555 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican
2,728 John F. Kennedy Democrat
8,892 Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat
5,255 Richard Nixon Republican
2,234 Gerald Ford Republican
8,592 Jimmy Carter Democrat
13,594 Ronald Reagan Republican
1,042 George H. W. Bush Republican
19,495 Bill Clinton Democrat
-563 George W. Bush Republican
-871 Barack Obama Democrat

 

Therefore, the average amount of private sector jobs created during Democratic Presidential terms is 1,463,220 and the average amount during Republican Presidential terms is 642,000.

To read additional information, click on United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.


James Quinn in The Market Oracle in January 2011 displayed the following charts:

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U.S. Jobs by Sector from 1970 to 2010

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U.S. Jobs that are Goods Producing versus Services

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U.S. Jobs that are Manufacturing versus Financial and Business Services

To read the entire article, click on U.S. Propaganda Ministers Pumping Out Jobs Recovery Propaganda.


David Fiderer in The Huffington Post in September 2008 compared job creation under Democratic and Republican presidential terms. “Since Truman was elected in 1948, 53.2 million new jobs were created during the 24 years when Democrats held The White House, and 38.3 million were created during the 36 years of Republican administrations.”

President Years in Office Millions of Jobs Added
Truman 1949 – 1952 5.2
Eisenhower
1953 – 1956
2.7
Kennedy/Johnson 1961 – 1964 5.7
Johnson 1965 – 1968 9.8
Nixon 1969 – 1972 6.1
Nixon/Ford 1972 – 1976 5.2
Carter
1977 – 1980
10.4
Reagan 1981 – 1984 5.2
Reagan 1985 – 1988 10.8
Bush 1989 – 1992 2.5
Clinton 1993 – 1996 11.6
Clinton 1997 – 2000 11.5
Bush 2001 – 2004 (0.1)
Bush 2005 – 2008 5.1

 

To read the entire article, click on The Simple Arithmetic of Employment: Job Growth Is Always Higher When a Democrat Is In The White House.


Wikipedia has a table with job gain/loss totals by president and political party.  In the “Party” column, “R” means Republican President and “D” means Democratic President.

U.S. President Party Term years Start jobs
(Jan)
Start jobs
(Sept)
End jobs
(Jan)
End jobs
(Sept)
Created
(Jan)
Created
(Sept)
Harding/Coolidge R 1921–1925 25,000 ** 29,500 ** +4,500 **
Calvin Coolidge R 1925–1929 29,500 ** 32,100 ** +2,600 **
Herbert Hoover R 1929–1933 32,100 ** 25,700 ** -6,400 **
Franklin Roosevelt D 1933–1937 25,700 ** 31,200 ** +5,500 **
Franklin Roosevelt D 1937–1941 31,200 ** 34,480 37,836 +3,280 **
Franklin Roosevelt D 1941–1945 34,480 37,836 41,903 38,500 +7,423 +664
Roosevelt/Truman D 1945–1949 41,903 38,500 44,675 43,784 +2,772 +5,284
Harry Truman D 1949–1953 44,675 43,784 50,145 50,365 +5,470 +6,581
Dwight Eisenhower R 1953–1957 50,145 50,365 52,888 52,932 +2,743 +2,567
Dwight Eisenhower R 1957–1961 52,888 52,932 53,683 54,387 +795 +1,455
Kennedy/Johnson D 1961–1965 53,683 54,387 59,583 61,490 +5,900 +7,103
Lyndon Johnson D 1965–1969 59,583 61,490 69,438 70,918 +9,855 +9,428
Richard Nixon R 1969–1973 69,438 70,918 75,620 77,281 +6,182 +6,363
Nixon/Ford R 1973–1977 75,620 77,281 80,692 83,532 +5,072 +6,251
Jimmy Carter D 1977–1981 80,692 83,532 91,031 91,471 +10,339 +7,939
Ronald Reagan R 1981–1985 91,031 91,471 96,353 98,023 +5,322 +6,552
Ronald Reagan R 1985–1989 96,353 98,023 107,133 108,326 +10,780 +10,303
George H. W. Bush R 1989–1993 107,133 108,326 109,726 111,358 +2,593 +3,032
Bill Clinton D 1993–1997 109,725 111,360 121,233 123,418 +11,507 +12,060
Bill Clinton D 1997–2001 121,231 123,418 132,466 131,524 +11,233 +8,106
George W. Bush R 2001–2005 132,466 131,524 132,453 134,240 -13 +2,716
George W. Bush R 2005–2009 132,453 134,240 133,561 129,734 +1,108 -4,506
Barack Obama D 2009–2013 133,561 129,734 132,409
(January 2012)
131,694
(through 2011)
-1,152
(January 2012)
+1,960
(through 2011)

 

U.S. President Party Ave annual increase
(Jan)
Ave annual increase
(Sept)
Harding/Coolidge R +4.23% **
Calvin Coolidge R +2.13% **
Herbert Hoover R -5.41% **
Franklin Roosevelt D +4.97% **
Franklin Roosevelt D +2.53% **
Franklin Roosevelt D +5.00% +0.44%
Roosevelt/Truman D +1.61% +3.27%
Harry Truman D +2.93% +3.56%
Dwight Eisenhower R +1.34% +1.25%
Dwight Eisenhower R +0.37% +0.68%
Kennedy/Johnson D +2.64% +3.12%
Lyndon Johnson D +3.90% +3.63%
Richard Nixon R +2.16% +2.17%
Nixon/Ford R +1.64% +1.96%
Jimmy Carter D +3.06% +2.30%
Ronald Reagan R +1.43% +1.75%
Ronald Reagan R +2.69% +2.53%
George H. W. Bush R +0.60% +0.69%
Bill Clinton D +2.52% +2.60%
Bill Clinton D +2.24% +1.60%
George W. Bush R -0.00% +0.51%
George W. Bush R +0.21% -0.84%
Barack Obama D -0.28%(January 2012) +0.75%(through 2011)

 

To read the entire article, click on Jobs created during U.S. presidential terms. Lastly, Data Politica also has charts on job gains/losses. To view the chart, click on Monthly U.S. Jobs Created 1988-Present including Political Party and President.


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