Change in “hiring” and “letting go” under Obama.
Historically, the GOP is pretty terrible with unemployment. Reagan took an improving unemployment rate and drove unemployment through the roof. It only came back down to pre-election level by the time he got re-elected. Obama, on the other hand, inherited a rate that was skyrocketing.
Lest we forget where the GOP took the economy the last time they had it (versus where Obama has taken us since), please keep this graph in mind.