Republicans Out On A Limb

April 4, 2014

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest numbers this week.  Its preliminary number for people on payrolls, reported by private sector establishments, is 116 million.  That figure is higher than the last peak in January 2008, before President Obama took office.  This marks 49 straight months of job growth from second year of the president’s first term.  It took four years and three months for both the president and George W. Bush to get private sector employment back to the level when they took office.  The difference is that employment was falling when President Obama took office, so it took an additional year and to make up for the jobs lost during the Great Recession while Bush was still president.

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