10 Numbers About the America Trump Will Lead

What Obama just handed over to No. 45
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2017 12:04 PM CST
10 Numbers About the America Trump Will Lead
Then President-elect Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with President Barack Obama before the inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on Friday.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Trump is now officially so, as the mantle was passed from President Obama Friday in Washington. NPR takes a look at a slew of stats that show the America Trump has been handed from his predecessor, which NPR notes is "far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks)." Ten of the most interesting figures for today, compared to when Obama took office in 2009:

  1. 4.7% unemployment rate as of Dec. 2016; 7.8% (Jan. 2009)
  2. 104.8% of GDP federal debt in Q3 2016; 77.4% (Q1 2009)
  3. 2,266.72 S&P 500 as of Jan. 11, 2017; 930.72 (Jan. 23, 2009)
  4. 194 Dems in US House in 115th Congress; 257 (111th Congress)
  5. 46 Dems in Senate in 115th Congress; 57 (111th Congress)
  6. 372.6 per 100,000 violent crime rate as of 2015; 454.5 per 100,000 (2008)
  7. 84,995 refugee admissions, 2016; 60,191 (2008)
  8. 9,920 nuclear warheads in all countries, as of 2015; 11,947 (2008)
  9. 496 million metric tons CO2 emissions per month as of Sept. 2016; 530 million metric tons (Jan. 2009)
  10. 8.9% those without health insurance, not counting the elderly, as of 2016; 16.8% (2008)
Check out NPR for more stats, including obesity rate, life expectancy, cops feloniously killed in the line of duty, health spending, and Gitmo detainees. (What we can expect from President Trump in his first days.)

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