BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

politics / win

One Chart Explaining Why It's Getting Hard To Blame Obama For The Economy

This chart tracks the four-week moving average of initial jobless claims, beginning in January of 2008. And while the economy isn't booming, it's a vivid illustration that the labor market has, on Obama's watch, been healing.

Posted on February 9, 2012, at 10:18 a.m. ET

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT