The Graph All Obama Supporters Must Confront: Far Fewer People Working Today Than Four Years Ago

Please send this to any and all of your Obama supporting acquaintances and feel free to use it on your website.   The graph represents the labor participation rate for the past 10 years.  As you can see, when Obama took office 65.7% of adults were working.  Today, that number has decreased to 63.5%.

(Click for Bigger) Chart by Ycharts

Put another way, about 4 million fewer people are working today than when Obama took office.  And as you can also see, since Obama’s “recovery” began there are even fewer people working then in the worst of the recession he inherited.

The unemployment rate is defined as people looking for work divided by the number of people actually working.  The one and only reason unemployment has “dropped” from the recession high is that far fewer people are looking for work today.

Obama inherited a bad economy.  No one is arguing that he didn’t.

But Obama’s policies have made it worse.  Fewer people have jobs, incomes are down, government has grown unchecked, the debt has skyrocketed, the economy is growing at the speed of a crawl, and the US is less prestigious in the world.

He is an utter failure.   Empirically the worst President in modern history by all fair and objective measurements.

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10 Responses to The Graph All Obama Supporters Must Confront: Far Fewer People Working Today Than Four Years Ago

  1. Reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

    Anyone voting for Obama in the face of a record like this must have been hitting the Hopium pipe, hard.

  2. Luke Stibbs says:

    Reblogged this on Behind The Cycle and commented:
    This is an insightful post. I have to play around with YCharts now.

  3. History does not exist prior to Obama!!!
    Oh wait, never mind….

  4. Bob says:

    Reblogged this on Gonna' Say It and commented:
    People wonder what I mean when I say that Barack Obama is the worst President in the history of the nation. Here’s the reason, graphically.

  5. davod says:

    How many of these are retiring baby boomers?

    • blogs4mitt says:

      That’s a legit question, I think. I don’t have a perfect answer. If you find that out, I’d love to see it.

      But, since the drop is precipitous and coincides with Obama’s swearing in, you’d expect that if a majority of the drop in labor participation rates was from retirements that such a drop would show as a smooth downward trend, which it does not.

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