Trump’s Numbers October 2018 Update
Via: don-overton • 6 days ago • 0 comments
Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office.
In the time Donald Trump has been in the White House:
- The jobless rate dropped to the lowest in nearly half a century, and the number of unfilled job openings hit a record high.
- Economic growth spurted to a 4.2 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter.
- Median household income rose to the highest level ever recorded in 2017. Poverty declined.
- The growth of federal regulations slowed, and has lately reversed.
- Crime rates declined. The number of homicides went down 0.7 percent last year after rising for the previous two years.
- Carbon emissions rose. Coal mining jobs went up a bit.
- Corporate profits, stock prices and home values set record highs.
- The trade deficit grew larger.
- The federal debt increased by nearly $1.4 trillion, more than 9 percent. Yearly deficits increased.
- The U.S. image abroad plunged.