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Economic Record: President Ford


Name:Gerald Ford
Number:38
Party:Republican
Vice President:Nelson Rockefeller
Entered Office:August 9, 1974
Left Office:January 20, 1977
  Photograph of Gerald Ford



Major economic events:

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GDP

ford gdp performance

Related: Best Presidents for GDP growth
Source: BEA
Data: Excel

  The green line represents the GDP growth during the presidency of President Ford. The orange line reflects the average rate of GDP growth since 1953.



Job Creation

ford job creation

Related: Ranking the presidents for job creation
Source: BLS
Data: Excel

  The green line represents the rate of the growth in the number of jobs under President Gerald Ford. The orange line reflects the average rate of growth in the number of jobs since 1953.





Median Income

ford median income

Related: Ranking the presidents for income growth
Source: Census
Data: Excel

  The orange line is the rate at which the median family income has increased on average since 1953 and the green line is how fast it increased under Ford.





Debt as a Percentage of GDP

ford debt

Related: Change in debt by president
Source: BEA   Treasury
Data: Excel

  This graph examines the way the debt shifted relative to GDP. The orange line shows what the debt would have been if it had started at the same level as it was at when President Ford took office and had grown at the average rate. The green line shows what actually happened.





Stock Market

ford stock market

Related: Stock market performance by party of president
Source: Yahoo
Data: Excel

  This graph compares the performance of the S&P500 under President Ford with the average.





Compared to Other Developed Countries

ford gdp compared to world

Related: Economic performance relative to NATO countries
Source: USDA   University of Groningen
Data: Excel

  This shows how the GDP growth of the United States compared to the GDP growth in the other original NATO member countries. The other original NATO member countries are used as a benchmark because they have had relatively similar economic status to the United States during the entire period examined.











April 30, 2017

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