Unemployment Rates – Clinton, Bush, Obama

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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This is the graphic Red Pill was asking for. I’d like to update it and reformat it. Anyone care to get me the data? I did not make the graphs I used and every time I look at them, I have to figure out all over again that it’s the x-axis, not the y-axis, that has the unemployment rates. I think it’s confusing. I haven’t figure out how to make a clear, quick to comprehend graphic of this data, but I think it would be compelling and very useful for 2012 to have one. I’d just rather put my available brain cells and time into the graphic itself, not hunting down the data.

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2194689290056011884fKtzcI

And thanks again, Pill, for being so specific in your request. I am sometimes blown away by how much STUFF I’ve created. My archives is so huge-mongous, I’d never have found this if you had not said precisely what you wanted.

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Filed under Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Economy, George W. Bush

14 responses to “Unemployment Rates – Clinton, Bush, Obama

  1. Thanks, Chrissy. I appreciate your finding and posting the original, and I hope someone here can help with the graphs, like CtH and 1539Days did back in the HB days…

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  3. This doesn’t cover as large a time period, but it’s still quite illuminating…

    Unemployment Rates: Republican Majority vs. Democrat Majority

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  4. More graphs that are different from what I’m asking Chrissy for, but illuminating nonetheless:

    Unemployment charts: A perspective

    Unexpected unemployment chart of the day

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  5. Look at the unemployment data from the last 20 years (start here and adjust time period to look at 1991-2011).

    Give “credit” to the party which controlled 2 or more of the following three:
    1) Presidency
    2) House
    3) Senate

    You will find that when the Republicans controlled 2 or 3, the average unemployment rate was 5.0, and when the Democrats controlled 2 or 3, the average unemployment rate was 7.3.

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  6. Over the last two decades, when Democrats have been in control, unemployment has been nearly 50% higher than when Republicans have been in control.

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  7. Are you taking into consideration any lags from policies? For example, how does it change when compared ot the Big Government spending?

    I have my own theories on the subject, namely the big government spending takes up the capital needed for private investment, which then leads to a decrease in the employment rates. It is only one part of the bigger picture that leads to stagflation.

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  8. FranklytheNut

    I’m putting that on my FB page, redpill. There are some liberal family members I’d like to annoy! Tx. 😎

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  10. Chrissy, could you update the graphic above with current data from:
    http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

    Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

    Series Id:           LNS14000000
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Series title:        (Seas) Unemployment Rate
    Labor force status:  Unemployment rate
    Type of data:        Percent or rate
    Age:                 16 years and over

    Download:

    Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
    2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0  
    2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7  
    2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4  
    2005 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9  
    2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4  
    2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0  
    2008 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.8 7.3  
    2009 7.8 8.3 8.7 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.9  
    2010 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.4  
    2011 9.1 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.5  
    2012 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.3            

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