How can Republican/conservatives attack Obama on the unemployment rate when his numbers are better than their?

standard bearer Ronald Reagan and George Bush? These are called facts backed up with a link to support them: Ronald Reagan became President in Jan. 1981 in Feb. 1981 unemployment was 7.4 July1983 it was 9.4% (it was above 10% for 10 straight months. Sept. 1982 to June 1983) During Bush's last 30 months... show more standard bearer Ronald Reagan and George Bush?

These are called facts backed up with a link to support them:
Ronald Reagan became President in Jan. 1981 in Feb. 1981 unemployment was 7.4
July1983 it was 9.4% (it was above 10% for 10 straight months. Sept. 1982 to June 1983)

During Bush's last 30 months Aug 2007 it was 4.7%. in Jan 2009 it was 8.5%
For Obama's first 30 months Feb 2009 it was 8.9% in July 2011 it was 9.1%

Bush 80% increase.
Reagan 27% increase.
Obama 2% increase.
Update: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS140000...
You will have to change the output option from 2000 to 1981

Update 2: @How would I know an increase from 4% to 8% is higher than an increase of 8% to 9% so it is you who need to go back to school.

Update 3: It is fair to compare Reagan's first term to Obama's first term.
11 answers 11