Saw this data on another blog and checked out the data myself at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where you can choose any range of years to examine.

Under Reagan unemployment rates rose higher and stayed there for longer than under Obama. Here’s the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ronald Reagan, President
Recession of 1982-83



Year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
1982
8.6
8.9
9.0
9.3
9.4
9.6
9.8
9.8
10.110.410.810.8
198310.410.410.310.210.110.1
9.4
9.5
9.2
8.8
8.5
8.3

Total number of months unemployment was above 9% under Reagan was 19, number of months unemployment was above 10% under Reagan was 10 months.


Barack Obama, President
Recession of 2008-2010

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20097.78.28.68.99.49.59.49.79.810.110.010.0
20109.79.79.79.99.79.5

Total number of months unemployment was above 9% under Obama so far has been 14, number of months unemployment was above 10% under Obama was only 3 months, less than one-third the number of months above 10% under Reagan.


So my question is, why isn’t anyone reporting on this? Who’s conspiracy of silence is this? Even the Obama administration themselves aren’t making enough of this information. Yeah, I know, no one should be bragging about unemployment rates of 9.5%, but still, this is far better than the Reagan record on unemployment.