Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018
Trump’s mind blowing success’s chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president, 17 things that can make America great again are completely changed after Trump Presidency
|Click to edit||Pre-election (10/16)||Through 9/18||Change|
|Nonfarm employees (millions)||145.1||149.5||4.4|
|Unemployment rate||4.90%||3.70%||(1.2) pp|
|Labor participation rate||62.80%||62.70%||(0.1) pp|
|Avg hourly earnings||$25.88||$27.24||5%|
|NFIB Small Biz Optimism||95||108||13|
|Corp tax rate||35%||21%||(14) pp|
|Budget deficit (% of GDP)||2.90%||3.8%||9.6 pp|
|Federal debt ($ trillion)||$19.80||$21.5)||9%|
|Assets held by the Fed ($ trillion)||$4.52||$4.22||-6%|
|S&P 500 fwd P/E||17X||16.3X||(0.7X)|
|Fed funds rate||0.30%||2.20%||187 bp|
|10-year Treasury yield||1.80%||3.10%||121 bp|
Since Donald Trump won the presidency, he has presided over one of the most tumultuous political times in recent memory as well as the best economy the country has seen since well before the financial crisis. Consumer and small business confidence is up — but so are both the national debt and budget deficit.
The chart above, using mostly data compiled by Goldman Sachs, quantifies just how much things changed from the days just before the election in November 2016 through September 2018.
Of course, the stock market has weakened in October, which has been its historically most volatile month. The chart doesn’t include GDP, which has averaged 2.72 percent since Trump took over, compared with the 1.6 percent gain in 2016.
But the numbers provide a solid overview of how conditions have evolved during the 45th president’s time in office.