Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs...

No, not Steve Jobs. I'm talking about the number of jobs added by a President during their time in office.  I usually don't put a lot of faith in that statistic, as the President doesn't really control jobs (or the economy, or the weather), except to expand the size of the federal government and create jobs there (which I am obviously not a fan). But people seem fixated on the jobs number, so this is an infographic that many might find interesting (Thanks Mike!).

The only other thing I would add is this would be even more interesting if it specifically delineated public sector vs. private sector job growth. To show how "fair" I am, one could argue that a very large majority of the job growth experienced under George W. Bush came from the growth of public sector jobs (think Homeland Security and related jobs).