Compare 20 Years of GOP vs. DEM Majorities

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data links for 1994-2014:

  1. Civilian Noninstitutional Population Age 16+
  2. Employed
  3. Unemployed
  4. Not in Labor Force

GOP majority 1995-2006:
Civ.Noninst.Pop. Age 16+: ↑ 32.3M
Employed: ↑ 21.2M (66%)
Unemployed: ↓ -0.5M (-2%)
Not in Labor Force: ↑ 11.6M (36%)

DEM Majority 2007-2014:
Civ.Noninst.Pop. Age 16+: ↑ 18.9M
Employed: ↑ 1.5M (8%)
Unemployed: ↑ 1.9M (10%)
Not in Labor Force: ↑ 15.5M (82%)

Of the Civ. Noninst. Population Age 16+ ↑ under GOP majorities 1995-2006,
66% ► Employed ↑
-2% ► Unemployed ↓
36% ► Not in Labor Force ↑

Of the Civ. Noninst. Population Age 16+ ↑ under DEM majorities 2007-2014,
8% ► Employed ↑
10% ► Unemployed ↑
82% ► Not in Labor Force ↑

One more time…

Under 1995-2006 GOP majority,
66%
of the population ↑ became Employed ↑,
while -2% of the population ↑ became Unemployed ↓
and 36% of the population ↑ became Not in Labor Force ↑

Under 2007-2014 DEM majority,
only 8%
of the population ↑ became Employed ↑,
while 10% of the population ↑ became Unemployed ↑ (!)
and 82% of the population ↑ became Not in Labor Force ↑ (!!)

20 Years of Employment-Population Ratio data and Averages by Majority Party, January 1995 - Dec 2014

Employment-Population Ratio:
1995-2006  majorities: Avg 63.3, Final: 63.4
2007-2014 : Avg 59.7, Final: 59.2

For those who insist on only comparing Presidencies, while ignoring which party held overall majority control of House/Senate/Presidency, here’s a comparison graph for you:

Reagan vs. Obama, Labor Force Participation Rate, through Sep 2015

The graph above explains why the graph of Unemployment looks good,
but the graph of Employment does not.

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2 Responses to Compare 20 Years of GOP vs. DEM Majorities

  1. Which party warned of crisis & tried to prevent?
    Which party claimed no safety & soundness issues?
    http://www.mrctv.org/videos/flashback-maxine-waters-and-democrats-defend-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac

  2. Pingback: #Barackonomics | I Took The Red Pill

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