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Claims of Trump vs Biden employment gains are misleading

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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Donald Trump's biggest supporters are claiming more than twice as many jobs were created in the first 30 months of his administration than in a comparable period under Joe Biden. This is misleading; the calculations are valid only by excluding millions of jobs lost and gained during the worst period of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists also say the numbers discount other significant factors, and are not an accurate reflection of the impact of each president's policies.

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