Obama Jobs Deficit July 2010
Created on August 6, 2010
Obama Jobs Deficit: 7.6 Million Jobs
President Obama pledged to create 3.5 million new jobs by 2010, which would place total U.S. employment at 137.8 million. Using that figure as a target, Obama’s jobs deficit currently stands at 7.6 million.
Source: Heritage Foundation calculations and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Employment Situation—July 2010,” Table B-1, at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf (August 6, 2010).
(based on July 2010
7.6 million Total U.S. Employment, Targeted and Actual,
in Millions of Jobs Note: Figures have been rounded.