Can Trump Take Credit for Low Unemployment?

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In a tweet in October 2019, Trump pat himself on the back for the wonderful job he’d been doing to get unemployment to record lows. But I wondered, had he really done that much? How was unemployment trending historically?

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Turns out the transition between him and Obama was pretty smooth…and really there isn’t any large jumps down during Trump’s term as president. If anything, the slope decreases (but I won’t let that be a downmark for trump. In all fairness, there is a bottom and 3% might be around that bottom and hence we would asymptote out).

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