Private Sector Job Creation

December 2007 to Present

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  1. 51,000 Jobs Added, Dec. 2007

  2. 2,000 Jobs Added, Jan. 2008

  3. 114,000 Jobs Lost, Feb. 2008

  4. 105,000 Jobs Lost, March 2008

  5. 222,000 Jobs Lost, April 2008

  6. 219,000 Jobs Lost, May 2008

  7. 203,000 Jobs Lost, June 2008

  8. 267,000 Jobs Lost, July 2008

  9. 269,000 Jobs Lost, Aug. 2008

  10. 429,000 Jobs Lost, Sept. 2008

  11. 484,000 Jobs Lost, Oct. 2008

  12. 786,000 Jobs Lost, Nov. 2008

  13. 701,000 Jobs Lost, Dec. 2008

  14. President Obama takes office

    821,000 Jobs Lost, Jan. 2009

  15. Signs the Recovery Act

    692,000 Jobs Lost, Feb. 2009

    President Obama signs the Recovery Act, reversing job losses, helping to put millions of Americans back to work, and cutting taxes for 95% of working families

    February 17, 2009

  16. Announces federal assistance to GM & Chrysler

    812,000 Jobs Lost, March 2009

    President Obama announces federal assistance to GM and Chrysler, preventing the collapse of the American auto industry

    March 30, 2009

  17. 821,000 Jobs Lost, April 2009

  18. 288,000 Jobs Lost, May 2009

  19. 442,000 Jobs Lost, June 2009

  20. 282,000 Jobs Lost, July 2009

  21. 222,000 Jobs Lost, Aug. 2009

  22. 162,000 Jobs Lost, Sept. 2009

  23. 233,000 Jobs Lost, Oct. 2009

  24. 34,000 Jobs Lost, Nov. 2009

    President Obama signs the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act, contributing to the advancement of $109 billion in business tax cuts

    November 6, 2009

  25. 167,000 Jobs Lost, Dec. 2009

  26. 17,000 Jobs Lost, Jan. 2010

  27. 26,000 Jobs Lost, Feb. 2010

  28. 111,000 Jobs Added, March 2010

    President Obama launches the National Export Initiative, setting a goal of doubling exports within five years

    March 11, 2010

    President Obama signs the HIRE Act, providing tax breaks for companies that hire unemployed workers

    March 18, 2010

  29. 170,000 Jobs Added, April 2010

  30. 102,000 Jobs Added, May 2010

  31. 94,000 Jobs Added, June 2010

  32. 103,000 Jobs Added, July 2010

    President Obama signs an extension of unemployment compensation, ensuring that millions of Americans can make ends meet as they look for work, while boosting consumer spending and economic activity

    July 22, 2010

  33. 129,000 Jobs Added, Aug. 2010

    President Obama signs the Education Jobs Fund into law, enabling states to hire, rehire, or retain more than 130,000 educators

    August 10, 2010

    President Obama signs the Manufacturing Enhancement Act, reducing tariffs on imports U.S. manufacturers need to make their products

    August 11, 2010

  34. Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

    113,000 Jobs Added, Sept. 2010

    President Obama signs the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, providing more than $12 billion in loan support to small businesses

    September 27, 2010

  35. 188,000 Jobs Added, Oct. 2010

  36. 154,000 Jobs Added, Nov. 2010

  37. 114,000 Jobs Added, Dec. 2010

    President Obama signs into law a $1,000 tax cut for the average working family

    December 17, 2010

  38. 80,000 Jobs Added, Jan. 2011

  39. 243,000 Jobs Added, Feb. 2011

  40. 223,000 Jobs Added, March 2011

  41. 303,000 Jobs Added, April 2011

  42. 183,000 Jobs Added in May 2011

  43. 177,000 Jobs Added in June 2011

    The Recovery Act raised employment by as many as 4.2 million jobs as of the second quarter of 2011

    June 30, 2011

  44. 206,000 Jobs Added in July 2011

  45. 129,000 Jobs Added in Aug. 2011

  46. 256,000 Jobs Added in Sept. 2011

  47. 174,000 Jobs Added in Oct. 2011

    President Obama signs free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama

    October 21, 2011

  48. 197,000 Jobs Added in Nov. 2011

    President Obama signs the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, providing tax breaks for businesses that hire unemployed veterans

    November 21, 2011

  49. 249,000 Jobs Added in Dec. 2011

  50. 323,000 Jobs Added in Jan. 2012

    The last two years have been the first to see manufacturing job growth since 1997.

    January 6, 2012

  51. Two years of private sector job growth

    265,000 Jobs Added in Feb. 2012

    President Obama extends the payroll tax cut through 2012 for all working families

    February 22, 2012

    The U.S. reaches two consecutive years of private-sector job growth, for a total of more than 3.9 million jobs added

    February 29, 2012

  52. 208,000 Jobs Added in March 2012

  53. 120,000 Jobs Added in April 2012

  54. 152,000 Jobs Added in May 2012

  55. 78,000 Jobs Added in June 2012

  56. 177,000 Jobs Added in July 2012

  57. 131,000 Jobs Added in August 2012

  58. 118,000 Jobs Added in September 2012

    Updated to include BLS revision for year ending March 2012 evenly apportioned by month

    September 27, 2012

  59. 217,000 Jobs Added in October 2012

  60. 256,000 Jobs Added in November 2012

  61. 202,000 Jobs Added in December 2012

  62. 166,000 Jobs Added in January 2013