Hillary Clinton says the U.S. economy does better with a Democrat in the White House. But a report cited by her campaign as evidence doesn’t give credit to Democratic fiscal policies.
Sen. Ted Cruz claims that Hispanic unemployment and Hispanic teen unemployment have gone up under President Obama. But Hispanic unemployment is lower now than when Obama took office.
As we do every three months, we offer here a fresh update of selected statistical indicators of what has happened since Barack Obama first took the oath of office in January 2009.
Republicans have tried to temper the latest jobs report by noting that the labor force participation rate has continued to decline. But in at least two instances, the claims have gone too far.
In his State of the State address, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie exaggerated some figures and boasted about progress that doesn’t look so impressive when compared with national trends.