During Bush’s tenure, 2001 to 2009, the nation gained 109 million jobs. The peak came in January 2008.
Which was, depending on your view, when the results of the preceding 7 years of Bush policies finally hit, or coincident to when the lib/progs took over the Republic with Congress under democratic control for the preceding year and Bush rubberstamping every bill they initiated.
From the peak to the low point, the economy lost 8.6 million jobs. That low point occured February 2010. Since then, we have been gaining jobs, but not at the rate that the population has grown, so there has been a net increase in unemployment. Normally the rate of job growth has to stay even with the population or else the percentage of unemployed, as well as the gross number increases.
So we have had either 4 years of economic doldrums caused by 7 years of republican policies, and apparantly refractory to every attempt to fix it, or else we have had 7 years of a pretty good economy that coasted for a year when the economic policies got changed over to mostly democratic and then have been stuck under the same losing efforts since.
And if what they are doing to “fix it” is so powerless against the heritage of the enormous burden that was inherited..
maybe they ought to stop doing it.