Dem. Jobs lies
Graph of the Day for June 30, 2010
"In fact, in the last six months more jobs were created than Bush was able to generate in eight years, Chris. People don't understand that, the economy has recovered." Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), June 26, 2010.
"There's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession." Vice President Joe Biden, June 25, 2010.
Source: St. Louis Fed/FRED.
Hoven's Index for June 30, 2010
Changes in number of jobs:
In last six months (Nov. 2009 to May 2010): +873,000
In Bush's eight years (Jan. 2001 to Jan. 2009): +1,080,000
In Obama's 17 months: -2,979,000
When Republicans controlled House and Senate, Jan. 95 to Jan. 2001: +16,107,000
When Congress/Senate were split, Jan. 01 to Jan. 03: -2,203,000
When Republicans controlled House and Senate, Jan. 03 to Jan. 07: +6,801,000
When Democrats controlled House and Senate, Jan. 07 to present (May): -6,497,000
Since December 2007 (peak): -7,381,000
Source: St. Louis Fed/FRED. (Also see Senate website for party control.)
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