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The Economy in Perspective

As the President continues to work to boost job creation and strenthen our economy every day, a couple charts putting economic progress in perspective.

There's a lot of focus, understandably, on the ups and downs of our economic recovery week to week and month to month. The President certainly shares that focus, and is working every day for initiatives like help for small businesses to expand and hire. That said, we saw these charts from the National Economic Council this morning and thought they were worth passing along for a broader perspective on economic progress since President Obama came into office:

National Economic Council GDP Chart 8/2/10
National Economic Council Jobs Chart 8/2/10