Politics

The State of the Union in Eight Charts

Putting the economy in context ahead of Tuesday’s speech

An empty House chamber is pictured on 2015. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will take his place at the podium for his first official State of the Union address. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The state of the union is … nuanced. In President Donald Trump’s first year, the stock market continued to climb as unemployment fell. While the president will likely point to these accomplishments in Tuesday’s speech, the bigger picture suggests they are longer-term trends. Here’s a look at several slices of U.S. economic data and other indicators.

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