Tax And Unemployment Tables
After Presidents Left Office
Rates
President Term Began Before After       Left Economy
Donald Trump (R)2 2017 4.7 - -
Barack Obama (D) 2009 & 2013 9.9 4.7 Better
George W. Bush (R)2 2001 & 2005 3.9 9.9 Worse - Great Recession
William J. Clinton (D) 1993 & 1997 6.5 3.9 Better
George Bush (R) 1989 5.3 6.5 Worse
Ronald Reagan (R) 1981 & 1985 7.2 5.3 Better
Jimmy Carter (D) 1977 7.8 7.2 Better - Oil Crisis
Richard Nixon/Gerald Ford (R) 1969 & 1973 3.4 7.8 Worse
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 1965 5.0 3.4 Better
John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 1961 6.6 5.0 Better
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 1953 & 1957 2.7 6.6 Worse
Harry S. Truman (D) 1949 4.0 2.7 Better
Franklin D. Roosevelt/Harry S. Truman (D) 1933, 37, 41, 453,4 14.6 1.2 Better
Herbert C. Hoover (R) 1929 4.2 23.6 Worse - Great Depression
Tax And Capital Gains Rates
After Presidents Left Office
Tax Rates
President Term Began Before After      After Left Economy
Donald Trump (R)2 2017 39.6 - - -
Barack Obama (D) 2009 & 2013 35 39.6    15 Better
George W. Bush (R)2 2001 & 2005 39.6 35    15 Worse - Great Recession
William J. Clinton (D) 1993 & 1997 31 39.6    28 Better
George Bush (R) 1989 28 31    28 Worse
Ronald Reagan (R) 1981 & 1985 70 28    20 Better
Jimmy Carter (D) 1977 70 70    35 Better - Oil Crisis
Richard Nixon/Gerald Ford (R) 1969 & 1973 70 70    35 Worse
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 1965 70 70    6.9 Better
John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 1961 91 70    25 Better
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 1953 & 1957 92 91    25 Worse
Harry S. Truman (D) 1949 91 92    25 Better
Franklin D. Roosevelt/Harry S. Truman (D) 1933, 37, 41, 453,4 63 91    25 Better
Herbert C. Hoover (R) 1929 25 63    12.5 Worse - Great Depression
   Footnotes

  1. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (Select year range from drop-down boxes on top of page) https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
  2. Lost majority vote
  3. Source: infoplease http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104719.html
  4. U.S. actively involved in World War II from December, 1941 to 1945
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