Letters, Aug. 10
Using your search engine — e.g., Google — to find “us civilian unemployment rate,” you will see the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ graph of civilian unemployment rates for the past 20 years.
When Obama/Biden took office in January 2009, the total unemployment rate was 7.8%, peaking to 10% that October — all because of the 2008 Great Recession. Their focused leadership resulted in a steady decline to 4.7% when Trump took office in January, 2017. That drop of 5.3% averages at 0.73% per year.
In Trump’s first three years, it dropped from 4.7% to 3.5%, an average drop of only around 0.4% per year. (This June it was 11.1%)
As far as the unemployment rate is concerned, Trump’s economic accomplishments — widely bragged about by him — were much less successful than Obama/Biden’s.
If the economy’s unemployment rate concerns you, then vote for Biden the doer, not Trump the braggart!