America will have a new president for the first time in eight years. And the stakes are high. Since 2009, the US economy has slowly climbed out of its worst recession since the Great Depression. While the unemployment rate has fallen by more than half, GDP growth remains slow, inequality remains high, and the divide between the left and the right has never been wider. Follow Yahoo Finance right here to be informed on the big issues facing the economy as well as the solutions proposed by America’s elected leaders.
President Trump has a lot going for him these days, at least economywise. “Wage growth has been fairly muted, considering the tightening in the labor market,” says Ryan Sweet, director of real-time economics at Moody’s Analytics, which provides the data for our report card.
In the year since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, earnings have crept upward, employers have added 1.8 million jobs, and the stock market has soared by 22%. That’s enough to boost Trump's grade on the economy to A- in the latest installment of the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swamped the job market in September, and now they’ve dented President Trump’s rating on the economy. Trump’s grade on the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card dropped from A- to B+ in early October, based largely on the unexpected loss of jobs in the US economy the month
Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has one big thing going for him: a robust job market. Before Trump critics freak out—yes, it’s obviously true Trump inherited an improving economy from his predecessor, Barack Obama. Underlying factors such as strong corporate profits, low interest rates
President Trump has a lot of problems, but the economy isn’t one of them. The Yahoo Finance Trumponomics report card shows a modest improvement in early July, thanks to strong jobs data for the last couple of months.
The stock market is one of the best stories in America right now—and it’s goosing President Trump’s performance when it comes to the broader economy. New economic data pushed Trump’s grade on the economy from a B to a B+ in the latest installment of Yahoo Finance’s exclusive Trumponomics Report Card
Yahoo Finance's Trumponomics Report Card assesses the performance of the economy on six key measures, comparing Trump’s record to that of six prior presidents at the same point in their first terms.
The Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card measures the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with its performance under other presidents going back to Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Employment, which reflects job growth. Manufacturing employment, which measures job growth in