Obama’s 1st Quarter 2016:US Trade Deficit Down, Jobs Up, etc.

Via FactCheck

Since President Barack Obama first took office:

  • The U.S. trade deficit has shrunk by 24 percent; exports have grown faster than imports.
  • The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has gone down — by 3.4 percent according to one independent estimate and by 9 percent according to another.
  • The economy has added 9.7 million jobs.
  • The unemployment rate has dropped below the historical norm.
  • The buying power of the average worker’s weekly paycheck is up 4.2 percent.
  • Corporate profits are running 144 percent higher and stock prices have soared.
  • Federal debt has more than doubled, and annual deficits, after shrinking, are again on the rise.
  • The number of people lacking health insurance has gone down by nearly 15 million.

Read the full report on Obama’s 2016 numbers here: Obama’s Numbers April 2016 Update


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