Unemployment is back down to 7.9 percent, far better than any experts predicted at this stage, and more than half of those who lost jobs due to the pandemic — more than 11 million Americans — are back at work. The economic recovery is faster under President Donald Trump’s leadership than that from the last major economic downturn after the 2008 financial crisis. Former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden took four full years to bring unemployment down to 7.9 percent, where it stood in October 2012 when they were re-elected.
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