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Mikhail Krasnyansky, PhD, retired professor

Comparative economic results for the US Presidents of the 21st century

Comparative data for the US Presidents' tenures:
 B. Clinton (Dem.), G. W. Bush (Repub.), B. Obama (Dem.), and D. Trump (Repub.)

Index B.Clinton
(end of 2000)
G. W. Bush
(end of 2008*)
B.Obama
(end of 2016)
D.Trump
(end of 2020)
GDP (up/down) +4.1% -4.6%
(recession)
+2.5% -3.7%
(recession)
The US budget (deficit/surplus) Surplus
(+$300 billion )
Deficit
(-$1.2 trillion)
Deficit
(-$550 billion )
Deficit
(-$1 trillion)
Unemployment (u3) 3.8% 8.5% 4.6% 6.7%
The US national debt $5.7 trillion 10.2 trillion 19.6 trillion $26.9 trillion
S&P 500 index 1300 700 2400 3700
Cost of oil WTI (1 barrel) $30 $140 $50 $48
10-year rate of the US treasury bonds 5.0% 2.5% 2.4% 0.9%
Number of American adults without the any health insurance 39 million 50 million 20 million   27 million

*) Fiscal Year End Data

Comparative economic results for the US Presidents of the 21st century

Comparative data for the US Presidents' tenures:
 B. Clinton (Dem.), G. W. Bush (Repub.), B. Obama (Dem.), and D. Trump (Repub.)

Index B.Clinton
(end of 2000)
G. W. Bush
(end of 2008*)
GDP (up/down) +4.1% -4.6%
(recession)
The US budget (deficit/surplus) Surplus
(+$300 bln)
Deficit
(-$1.2 trln)
Unemployment (u3) 3.8% 8.5%
The US national debt $5.7 trln 10.2 trln
S&P 500 index 1300 700
Cost of oil WTI (1 barrel) $30 $140
10-year rate of the US treasury bonds 5.0% 2.5%
Number of American adults without the any health insurance 39 mln 50 mln

*) Fiscal Year End Data

Index B.Obama
(end of 2016)
D.Trump
(end of 2020)
GDP (up/down) +2.5% -3.7%
(recession)
The US budget (deficit/surplus) Deficit
(-$550 bln)
Deficit
(-$1 trln)
Unemployment (u3) 4.6% 6.7%
The US national debt 19.6 trln $26.9 trln
S&P 500 index 2400 3700
Cost of oil WTI (1 barrel) $50 $48
10-year rate of the US treasury bonds 2.4% 0.9%
Number of American adults without the any health insurance 20 mln   27 mln