Th[is] graph is for private employment only.
Mr. Trump is in Orange (30 months).
The employment recovery during Mr. G.W. Bush’s (red) first term was sluggish, and private employment was down 821,000 jobs at the end of his first term. At the end of Mr. Bush’s second term, private employment was collapsing, and there were net 382,000 private sector jobs lost during Mr. Bush’s two terms.
Private sector employment increased by 20,979,000 under President Clinton (light blue), by 14,714,000 under President Reagan (dark red), 9,039,000 under President Carter (dashed green), 1,511,000 under President G.H.W. Bush (light purple), and 11,890,000 under President Obama (dark blue).
During the first 30 months of Mr. Trump’s term, the economy has added 5,504,000 private sector jobs.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Calculated Risk: Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs During Presidential Terms