Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
“Today’s jobs numbers show just how far we have come in the past eight years. When President Obama took office in 2009, we were losing 800,000 jobs every month. In November 2016 we gained 156,000 private sector jobs. Unemployment soared up to 10.0 percent at the height of the recession. In November it dropped to 4.6 percent...
The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is often asked to evaluate claims about the economy. Some claims are not entirely wrong, but are deeply misleading. The Democratic staff of the JEC has prepared in-depth, carefully researched and referenced answers to the most frequently cited of these statements.
Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and Dr. Alan Blinder held a telephone press conference on Dr. Blinder's paper which says that the superior economic performance under Democratic presidents holds “almost regardless of how one measures performance.”
Private-sector employment up in 27 states and D.C.; Hourly earnings up in 29 states and D.C. over past year
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