Public sector government jobs Obama

Public sector payroll jobs under Obama

Eric Garland DataLab

Further to our data sets looking at U.S. macroeconomic performance in the past two presidential administrations, here is a chart showing public (not private) sector payroll jobs under several presidential administrations. What is so striking is the fact that only Obama has reduced the number of payroll jobs at the Federal government, with Reagan, Clinton, and Bush 43 expanding the …

Unemployed per job opening

Unemployed persons per job openings in the United States

Eric Garland DataLab

This trend in unemployment and job creation shows just how far the US economy has come since the crisis of 2008. We were heavily skeptical when the finance sector was crowing about how the recovery was roaring by 2010. This was clearly overstated. Today, however, combined with broadly positive economic data, it is clear that the job creation engine is …