What I find interesting is the following:
1) Republicans want smaller government (so small you can drown it in a bathtub)
2) The sequester starts
3) Fewer jobs are added last month because the sequester is forcing layoffs in government.
4) Now Republicans are pissed that the government is shrinking?
5) So I guess, for all their talk about smaller government, Republicans really DO like big government.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Your troubles with commitment aside, even backdating when the president starts by a month, as you do for some reason, according to your numbers, the unemployment rate when Bush left office (actually, 3 weeks before he left office), the unemployment rate was 9.3%
3.9% to to 9.3% = a 138% increase.
Worse than any president since Herbert Hoover.