Updated: Presidential data explorer

Explore the economic record of presidents through the lens of data, with new updates for August.

To examine the record of presidents regarding economics, I gathered data from several sources and present it in an interactive visualization. Today the interactive visualization has been updated with jobs and Dow Jones data for the month of August.

For each president, data is presented by month, with the first month of each president’s term having number one. Presidents that served two full terms have data up to month 96 of their term, while others have fewer months.

Data is shown in several views:

  • A table.
  • A timeline chart showing the monthly value of a statistic by month for each president. There are two versions.
  • A chart showing the change in the absolute value of a statistic by month for each president.
  • A chart showing the proportional change in the value of a statistic for each president.
  • Grids of the same data.

Click here to learn more about the data and access the visualization.

Example from the visualization. Click for larger.

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