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Obama Jobs Deficit at 6.7 Million Jobs

Created on September 6, 2011

Obama Jobs Deficit at 6.7 Million Jobs

Obama Jobs Deficit at 6.7 Million Jobs

Obama’s Jobs Target

Jobs Deficit (based on August 2011 employment figures): 6.7 million

Dec. 2010: 137.8

Total U.S. Employment, Targeted and Actual, in Millions of Jobs

Note: Figures have been rounded.

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, eight months into 2011 Obama’s jobs deficit currently stands at 6.7 million.

Chart 1 • WM 3352

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131.1

Actual

134.3

 

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Employment Situation— August 2011,” Table B-1, at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf (September 5, 2011).