November 7, 2008 / 10:50 PM / in 9 years

FACTBOX: U.S. job creation figures dating to 1933

(Reuters) - The ill health of the U.S. economy is likely to leave a lasting mark on President George W. Bush’s legacy.

Since he took office in January 2001, the economy has added a relatively slim 4.43 million jobs.

Following are details on nonfarm employment dating back to the beginning of President Franklin Roosevelt’s first term in 1933:

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-45

First term: +5.44 million (estimated; see note *)

Second term: +3.29 million (*)

Third term: +7.42 million

Partial fourth term: -460,000 jobs

Total: +15.69 million (*)

Harry Truman, 1945-53

Partial First term: +3.23 million jobs

Second term: +5.47 million jobs

Total: +8.70 million jobs

Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-61

First term: +2.74 million jobs

Second term: +795,000 jobs

Total: +3.54 million jobs

John F. Kennedy, 1961-63

Partial term: +3.57 million jobs

Lyndon Johnson, 1963-69

Partial term: +2.33 million jobs

Full term: +9.86 million jobs

Total: +12.18 million jobs

Richard Nixon, 1969-74

First term: +6.18 million

Partial term: +3 million jobs

Total: +9.18 million jobs

Gerald Ford, 1974-77

Partial term: +2.07 million jobs

Jimmy Carter, 1977-81

First term: +10.34 million jobs

Ronald Reagan, 1981-89

First term: +5.32 million jobs

Second term: +10.78 million jobs

Total: +16.10 million jobs

George H.W. Bush, 1989-93

First term: +2.59 million jobs

Bill Clinton, 1993-2001

First term: +11.51 million jobs

Second term: +11.24 million jobs

Total: +22.74 million jobs

George W. Bush, 2001-PRESENT

First term: +7,000 jobs

Second term to date: +4.42 million jobs

Total to date: +4.43 million jobs

* NOTE: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has monthly nonfarm payroll data under the current industrial classification system dating back to January 1939. Roosevelt’s first two terms were calculated from annual nonfarm payroll data under a now-discontinued classification system. In addition, Roosevelt’s first term began on March 4, 1933; Reuters prorated the 1933 annual jobs growth figure to account for the shorter term. Therefore, the jobs growth figures for Roosevelt’s first two terms and the total figure under Roosevelt are not directly comparable to other data presented.

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