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Daily Debunker: Jobs Growth - Trump vs. Obama

Featured on Snopes today: Crunching the numbers on U.S. jobs creation, a work of horror fiction gives rise to another coronavirus conspiracy theory, and what Jimmy Carter said about the Bible.

Published Feb 21, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed full credit for the strength of the nation’s economy, an assertion challenged by left-leaning critics who claim, to the contrary, that some of the credit belongs to his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Some critics have noted, specifically, that more jobs were created during Obama’s final three years in office than during Trump’s first three years, a claim Snopes readers asked us to verify.

Whose administration oversaw the larger increase in jobs over three years? Reporter Dan MacGuill crunched the numbers and shared what he found.

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