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Donald Trump is on track to be the next worst president after Herbert Hoover to leave office with a higher unemployment rate than what it was while he took office.

The increase in the unemployment rate under Donald Trump is the same as under George W Bush and is lower than Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

The increase in the unemployment rate under Donald Trump is the same as under George W Bush and is lower than Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. The 2020 U.S. president-elect, Joe Biden, in his economic report, pointed out that President Trump was on track to be the first president since Herbert Hoover to leave the office with a higher unemployment rate than when he came into office. It was 'the great depression' of 1929 that led to the economic collapse that gave Herbert Hoover that tag. Recessions played their part with the presidency of Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, and George Bush leaving office with a noticeably higher unemployment rate than what it was while they took office.

Donald Trump took office in January 2017, when the United States' unemployment rate was at 4.8%, which came down to 3.5% by the end of 2019. In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans lost their jobs, and by mid-2020, the country's unemployment rate climbed to 8.4%. As of Oct. 2020, the U.S.'s unemployment rate is at 7.9%, which is an increase of 3.1% since Donald Trump took office. President Richard Nixon had an even higher increase in the unemployment rate while leaving the office at 3.8% (3.4% while taking office and 7.2% while leaving office). Dwight Eisenhower left office with an increased unemployment rate of 3.9% (2.7% while taking office and 6.6% while leaving office). George W Bush left office in January 2009 with a higher unemployment rate of 3.1% (4.2% while taking office and 7.3% while leaving office).

The unemployment rate under Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. president, was at an annual average of 3.2 percent when Hoover took office in 1929. Then the stock market crashed, and many businesses failed. The jobless rate increased to 8.7 percent in 1930 and then to the high of 24.9 percent in 1933 due to the 'Great Depression' when Hoover left office after being defeated in his bid for the second term.

However, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower had left office with a higher unemployment rate than under Donald Trump, while Trump's statistics are on par with that of George Bush at 3.1%. Thus, taking into account the latest records from October 2020, Donald Trump has fared better than Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower and cannot be considered the next worst President to leave the office with a higher unemployment rate when he hands over the presidency to Joe Biden in January 2021.

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