Thursday, May 17, 2007

Want a job? Elect a Democrat!

I saw a press release recently from the DNC claiming that far more jobs were created under Clinton than under Bush. Not exactly news, but it got me wondering if there was a historical trend in terms of job creation under Democratic verses Republican presidents.

Turns out there is, and the difference is HUGE, an average of 2.1 million jobs per year for Democrats verses 1.1 million per year for Republicans since 1939 when the government first started collecting employment data. Here's a chart showing average yearly job creation under every president since Roosevelt:

(Click on image for a larger version)

I made the chart using data from the Department of Labor. Republicans can claim that one or two Presidents represent an aberration, but it's hard to argue with seventy years of data. Proof that if you work for a living you should vote Democratic!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Wallace,

I can't wait to fuck up Hill-dawg, Obama, Dean, or whoever your dumb-o-crats nominate.


Rudy-"why dont you blog about me" G.

OHHH WAIT, writing against GOP candidates? Pssshh.