• Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs During Presidential Terms

    5 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    By request, here is another update of tracking employment during Presidential terms. We frequently use Presidential terms as time markers - we could use Speaker of the House, Fed Chair, or any other marker.
    NOTE: Several readers have asked if I could add a lag to these graphs (obviously a new President has zero impact on employment for the month they are elected). But that would open a debate on the proper length of the lag, so I'll just stick to the beginning of each term.
    Important: There are many differences between these periods. Overall employment was smaller in the '80s, however the...
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