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Economic Record: President Kennedy

Name:John Kennedy
Vice President:Lyndon Johnson
Entered Office:January 20, 1961
Left Office:November 22, 1963
  Photograph of John Kennedy

Major economic events:



jfk gdp performance

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

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

Job Creation

jfk 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 John Kennedy. The orange line reflects the average rate of growth in the number of jobs since 1953.

Median Income

jfk 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 Kennedy.

Debt as a Percentage of GDP

jfk 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 Kennedy took office and had grown at the average rate. The green line shows what actually happened.

Stock Market

jfk 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 Kennedy with the average.

Compared to Other Developed Countries

jfk 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.

January 4, 2018

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