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How The America Trump Inherited Stacks Up Against The One Obama Got

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How The America Trump Inherited Stacks Up Against The One Obama Got

Here's how the country President Donald Trump inherited compares to the one Barack Obama inherited from George W. Bush. 

Unemployment

After Obama: 4.7 percent

After Bush: 7.8 percent

GDP

After Obama: +1.7 percent

After Bush: -3.5 percent

Median household income  

After Obama: $56,516

After Bush: $55,376

Wage growth 

After Obama: +2.9 percent

After Bush: +3.6 percent

Poverty

After Obama: 13.5 percent

After Bush: 13.2 percent

Violent crime rate 

After Obama: 372.6 per 100,000

After Bush: 454.5 per 100,000 

CO2 emissions

After Obama: 496 million metric tons

After Bush: 532 million metric tons 

Uninsured

After Obama: 8.9 percent

After Bush: 16.8 percent 

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. 

After Obama: 11.1 million

After Bush: 11.9 million 

Federal deficit 

After Obama: 2.4 percent of GDP

After Bush: 3.1 percent of GDP