President Obama By The Numbers





Barack Obama - Line DrawingBarack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20th, 2009.

President Obama is currently campaigning for a second term, and will square off against Mitt Romney in the fall.

Let's take a look at some numbers from President Obama's first term that you might find interesting:

Unemployment Rate in January of 2009 - 7.6%
Current Unemployment Rate - 8.3%
High Unemployment Rate During Obama's Term - 10.2%

Source: Historical Unemployment Rates

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Close on January 20th, 2009 - 7,949.09
NASDAQ Close on January 20th, 2009 - 1,529.33
S&P 500 Close on January 20th, 2009 - 805.22

Dow Jones Industrial Average Close on September 4th, 2012 - 13,035.94
NASDAQ Close on September 4th, 2012 - 3,075.06
S&P 500 Close on September 4th, 2012 - 1,404.94

Source: Where Did the DJIA/NASDAQ/S&P 500 Trade On..

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US National Debt Load on January 20th, 2009 - $10,626,877,048.913.08

Breakdown -

Public Debt Load - $6,307,310,739,681.66
Intragovernmental Holdings - $4,319,566,309,231.42

US National Debt Load on September 1st, 2012 - $16,015,769,788,215.80

Breakdown -

Public Debt Load - $11,272,625,663,662.57
Intragovernmental Holdings - $4,743,144,124,553.23

Source: United States Debt Clock

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Top Three Foreign Holders of US Debt as of December, 2009:

China - $894.8 billion
Japan - $765.7 billion
Oil Exporters - $207.4 billion

Top Three Foreign Holders of US Debt as of May, 2012:

China - $1.17 trillion
Japan - $1.1 trillion
Oil Exporters - $260.9 billion

Source: Largest Foreign Holders of US Debt

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Debt Ceiling - $11.315 trillion on January 20th, 2009

Current Debt Ceiling - $16.394 trillion

Source: Debt Ceiling History

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Cost of an Ounce of Gold in 2009 - $972.35
Cost of an Ounce of Gold in 2012 - $1695.80

Source: What Did It Cost

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Barack Obama Ratings as of January, 2009:

Approval: 67%
Disapproval: 14%

Barack Obama Ratings as of September 1st, 2012:

Approval: 45%
Disapproval: 48%

Source: Obama Job Approval

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Number of Bank Failures in 2009 - 140
Number of Bank Failures So Far in 2012 - 38

Source: A History of Bank Failures in the United States

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January 2009 Unemployment Rates:

Michigan - 11.3%
California - 9.7%
Nevada - 9.6%

July 2012 Unemployment Rates

Michigan - 9.0%
California - 10.7%
Nevada - 12.0%

Source: Historical State Unemployment Rates

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Total Nonfarm Payroll Job Growth

January, 2009 - Negative 818,000
July, 2012 - Projected Positive 163,000

Source: BLS.gov

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Zillow Home Value Index:

February 1st, 2009

US - $166k
NY Metro - $385k
LA Metro - $421k
Chicago Metro - $214k

July 1st, 2012

US - 152k
NY Metro - $341k
LA Metro - $387k
Chicago Metro - $162k

Source: Zillow.com




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