Which party -- Democratic or Repbublican -- while occupying the White House -- creates the most jobs, on a per year basis?
The answer may surprise you.
The Republican Party claims that it is the party of pro-business, pro-growth, and job creating policies, but the statistics do not support that contention, according to job data compiled by the U.S. Labor Department.
In the modern era, since 1933, over 43 years the Democratic total is about 73.4 million jobs for an average of 1.7 million jobs per year.
Meanwhile, over 36 years Republican presidents created about 34.8 million jobs for an average of 967,000 jobs per year.
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Listed below are the jobs created by U.S. president, based on U.S. Non-Farm Payroll data collected by the U.S. Department of Labor:
Presidential Job Creation, By Administration
Franklin D. Roosevelt, D-N.Y., 1933-45
First term: +5.44 million (estimated)
Second term: +3.29 million (estimated)
Third term: +7.42 million
Partial fourth term: -460,000 jobs
FDR Total: +15.69 million (estimated total)
Harry Truman, D-Mo., 1945-53
Partial First term: +3.23 million jobs
Second term: +5.47 million jobs
Truman Total: +8.70 million jobs
Dwight Eisenhower, R-Kan., 1953-61
First term: +2.74 million jobs
Second term: +795,000 jobs
Ike Total: +3.54 million jobs
John F. Kennedy, D-Mass.,1961-63
JFK Partial term: +3.57 million jobs
Lyndon Johnson, D-Texas,1963-69
Partial term: +2.33 million jobs
Full term: +9.86 million jobs
LBJ Total: +12.18 million jobs
Richard Nixon, R-Calif., 1969-74
First term: +6.18 million
Partial term: +3 million jobs
Nixon Total: +9.18 million jobs
Gerald Ford, R-Mich., 1974-77
Ford Partial term: +2.07 million jobs
Jimmy Carter, D-Ga., 1977-81
Carter First term: +10.34 million jobs
Ronald Reagan, R-Calif., 1981-89
First term: +5.32 million jobs
Second term: +10.78 million jobs
Reagan Total: +16.10 million jobs
George H.W. Bush, R-Texas, 1989-93
George H.W. Bush First term: +2.59 million jobs
Bill Clinton, D-Ark., 1993-2001
First term: +11.51 million jobs
Second term: +11.24 million jobs
Clinton Total: +22.74 million jobs
George W. Bush, R-Texas, 2001-2009
First term: +7,000 jobs
Second term: +1.3 million jobs
George W. Bush Total: 1.31 million jobs
Barack Obama, D-Ill., 2009-Present
Partial term: -1.93 million jobs.
Obama Total to-date: -1.93 million jobs.