First-term trajectories

A look at recent decades shows presidents with rising unemployment in the last year of their first term lost re-election.

A look at recent decades shows presidents with rising unemployment in the last year of their first term lost re-election.
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Washington Post-ABC News and Gallup polling. Karen Yourish and Laura Stanton/The Washington Post. Published on June 1, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
 
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