The Obamacare Effect on Employment
Created on July 19, 2011
Between the recession’s low point in January 2009 and April 2010, net private sector job creation improved by 67,600 jobs a month. President Obama signed his health care legislation into law on March 23, 2010. After April 2010, the improvement in net private sector job creation stalled, dropping to just 6,500 jobs a month.
AFTER APRIL 2010
BEFORE APRIL 2010
Net Change in Private Sector Jobs
Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Establishment Survey/Haver Analytics.
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