Joe Biden

Jan 20, 2021 - Present

Last updated: July 22nd, 2024

Joe Biden was elected in November 2020 and is the current president of the United States. He is a former United States senator and former Vice President to Barack Obama from 2009-2017. His administration plans to focus on controlling the pandemic, providing economic relief to American families and tackling climate change.

Summary of Joe Biden’s performance

Below is a table summarizing Joe Biden's cumulative and annualized performance across all the metrics we track. These are for the entirety of Joe Biden's term.

IndicatorCumulative Gain/Loss
Job Growth11.19%
GDP Growth19.24%

Key Policies
  • American Rescue Plan (2021)

Key Events
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Joe Biden's stock market performance

Under Joe Biden’s presidency, the S&P 500 gained 46.47%, the NASDAQ gained 36.45% and the Dow Jones gained 30.67%. Annualized, the S&P 500 gained 11.50%, the NASDAQ gained 9.27% and the Dow Jones gained 7.93%

Here is Joe Biden’s cumulative stock market performance broken out by term.

IndicatorCumulative End of Term 1Cumulative End of Term 2

Stock Performance Chart

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Biden GDP growth performance
During Joe Biden’s presidency, the GDP gained 19.24%. That translates annually as GDP gained 6.15%.

Here is Biden’s cumulative GDP growth performance broken out by term.

IndicatorCumulative End of Term 1Cumulative End of Term 2
GDP Growth19.24%N/A

GDP Performance Chart

Biden jobs growth performance
During Joe Biden’s presidency, payrolls grew 11.19% cumulatively. That translated to an annualized jobs groth of 3.20%.

Here is Biden’s cumulative job growth performance broken out by term.

IndicatorCumulative End of Term 1Cumulative End of Term 2
Job Growth11.19%N/A

Job Growth Performance Chart
How we calculate President Biden's data for Facts First?

We capture the data as soon as it’s available to us – stock market data after daily market close, jobs data once a month and GDP data once a quarter. After verifying the raw data, we then calculate updated cumulative and annualized performance data for the current president (the data for previous presidents have been calculated and verified in advance).

Some metrics are measured daily (like stock market performance), monthly (like jobs growth) and quarterly (like GDP growth). We start measurement of performance for a president from the first full time period after their inauguration. For stock market performance, it is the first stock market day in office. For jobs growth, it’s either first full calendar month in office (so if you are inaugurated in the middle of January, the first full month is February). This ensures a consistent starting point across all presidencies.

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