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Reagan Versus Clinton
Statistics
1981-1988
1993-2000
Producer price index
Consumer price index
Manufacturing
Corporate profits
DJIA
NYSE
S&P
NASDAQ
Mortgage yields
Prime interest rates
Finished energy good
GDP
Black family income
Black poverty
Index Charts and Commentary Charts 1977-2000 Sources

Federal Receipts
[current dollars--billions]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 599.3 1993 1,154.4
1982 617.8 1994 1,258.6
1983 600.6 1995 1,351.8
1984 666.5 1996 1,453.1
1985 734.1 1997 1,579.3
1986 769.2 1998 1,721.8
1987 854.4 1999 1,827.5
1988 909.3 2000 2,025.2
Average 718.9 Average 1,546.46
 
Federal Receipts
[as % of GDP]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 19.6 1993 17.6
1982 19.1 1994 18.1
1983 17.5 1995 18.5
1984 17.4 1996 18.9
1985 17.7 1997 19.3
1986 17.5 1998 19.9
1987 18.4 1999 20.0
1988 18.1 2000 20.8
Average 18.16 Average 19.14

 
Federal Outlays
[current dollars--billions]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 678.2 1993 1,409.5
1982 745.8 1994 1,461.9
1983 808.4 1995 1,515.8
1984 851.9 1996 1,560.6
1985 946.4 1997 1,601.3
1986 990.5 1998 1,652.6
1987 1,004.1 1999 1,701.9
1988 1,064.5 2000 1,788.8
Average 886.23 Average 1,586.55
 
Federal Outlays
[as % of GDP]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 22.2 1993 21.5
1982 23.1 1994 21.1
1983 23.5 1995 20.7
1984 22.2 1996 20.3
1985 22.9 1997 19.6
1986 22.5 1998 19.1
1987 21.6 1999 18.7
1988 21.2 2000 18.4
Average 22.40 Average 19.93

 
Federal Deficits
[billions of dollars]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 -53.7 1993 -274.1
1982 -132.6 1994 -212.3
1983 -173.9 1995 -192.0
1984 -168.1 1996 -136.8
1985 -177.1 1997 -53.3
1986 -192.1 1998 +43.8
1987 -147.9 1999 +119.2
1988 -137.4 2000 +218.6
Average -147.85 Average -60.86
 
Federal Deficits
[as % of GDP]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 -2.6 1993 -3.9
1982 -4.0 1994 -2.9
1983 -6.0 1995 -2.2
1984 -4.8 1996 -1.4
1985 -5.1 1997 -.3
1986 -5.0 1998 .8
1987 -3.2 1999 1.4
1988 -3.1 2000 2.4
Average -4.23 Average -1.1

 
Federal Deficits
[current dollars]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 -79.0 1993 -255.1
1982 -128.0 1994 -203.3
1983 -207.8 1995 -164.0
1984 -185.4 1996 -107.5
1985 -212.3 1997 -22.0
1986 -221.2 1998 69.2
1987 -149.8 1999 125.5
1988 -155.2 2000 236.4
Average -167.34 Average -34.6
 
Interest on Public Debt
[1996 dollars--billions]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 112.0 1993 211.6
1982 129.4 1994 211.5
1983 130.9 1995 236.8
1984 156.2 1996 241.1
1985 175.2 1997 239.3
1986 180.8 1998 233.2
1987 179.3 1999 219.4
1988 190.1 2000 208.6
Average 156.86 Average 225.19

 
 
Median Family Income
[in 2000 dollars]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 41,397one 1993 43,472
1982 40,273 1994 44,638
1983 40,715 1995 45,599
1984 41,944 1996 46,240
1985 42,564 1997 47,687
1986 44,425 1998 49,317
1987 45,166 1999 50,594
1988 45,297 2000 50,890
Average 42,723 Average 47,305
 
Savings
[as % of GDP]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 20.7 1993 15.6
1982 19.0 1994 16.3
1983 17.0 1995 16.9
1984 19.4 1996 17.2
1985 18.2 1997 18.0
1986 16.5 1998 18.8
1987 17.0 1999 18.4
1988 18.3 2000 18.1
Average 18.26 Average 17.41

 
Unemployment
[civilian]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 7.6 1993 6.9
1982 9.7 1994 6.1
1983 9.6 1995 5.6
1984 7.5 1996 5.4
1985 7.2 1997 4.9
1986 7.0 1998 4.5
1987 6.2 1999 4.2
1988 5.5 2000 4.0
Average 7.54 Average 5.20
 
Poverty
[percent below poverty level]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 14.02 1993 15.1
1982 15.0 1994 14.5
1983 15.2 1995 13.8
1984 14.4 1996 13.7
1985 14.0 1997 13.3
1986 13.6 1998 12.7
1987 13.4 1999 11.8
1988 13.0 2000 11.3
Average 14.01 Average 13.28

 
Federal Debt
[Gross Federal]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 994.8 1993 4,351.4
1982 1,137.3 1994 4,643.7
1983 1,371.7 1995 4,921.0
1984 1,564.7 1996 5,181.9
1985 1,817.5 1997 5,369.7
1986 2,120.6 1998 5,478.7
1987 2,346.1 1999 5,606.1
1988 2,601.3 2000 5,629.0
Average 1744.25 Average 5147.56
 
Gross Debt
[as % of gdp]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 32.5 1993 66.3
1982 35.2 1994 66.9
1983 39.9 1995 67.2
1984 40.8 1996 67.3
1985 43.9 1997 65.6
1986 48.2 1998 63.2 0
1987 50.57 1999 61.4
1988 51.9 2000 57.8
Average 42.86 Average 64.46

 
Producer Price Index
[percent change] [Dec.-Dec.]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 7.1 1993 .2
1982 3.6 1994 1.7
1983 .6 1995 2.3
1984 1.7 1996 2.8
1985 1.8 1997 -1.2
1986 -2.3 1998 0
1987 2.2 1999 2.9
1988 4.0 2000 3.6
Average 2.59 Average 1.73
 
Consumer Price Index
[CPI-U] [percent change] [Dec.-Dec.]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 8.9 1993 2.7
1982 3.8 1994 2.7
1983 3.8 1995 2.5
1984 3.9 1996 3.3
1985 3.8 1997 1.7
1986 1.1 1998 1.6
1987 4.4 1999 2.7
1988 4.4 2000 3.4
Average 4.26 Average 2.58

 
Manufacturing
[1992=100]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 113.9 1993 105.1
1982 80.5 1994 113.8
1983 88.2 1995 116.28
1984 98.7 1996 119.7
1985 98.4 1997 125.5
1986 91.2 1998 127.7
1987 97.8 1999 129.4
1988 106.2 2000 131.9
Average 96.86 Average 121.16
 
Corporate Profits
[billion's of dollars]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 216.3 1993 506.4
1982 188.0 1994 561.0
1983 223.9 1995 650.2
1984 262.0 1996 729.4
1985 255.2 1997 800.8
1986 250.5 1998 739.4
1987 298.4 1999 773.4
1988 359.8 2000 833.0
Average 256.76 Average 699.05

 
Dow Jones Indusital Average
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 932.92 1993 3522.06
1982 884.36 1994 3793.77
1983 1,190.34 1995 4493.76
1984 1,178.48 1996 5742.89
1985 1,328.23 1997 7441.15
1986 1,792.76 1998 8625.52
1987 2,275.99 1999 10464.88
1988 2,060.82 2000 10734.90
Average 1,455.49 Average 6852.37
 
New York Stock Exchange
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 74.02 1993 249.58
1982 68.93 1994 254.12
1983 92.63 1995 291.15
1984 92.46 1996 358.17
1985 108.09 1997 456.54
1986 136.00 1998 550.26
1987 161.70 1999 619.16
1988 149.91 2000 643.66
Average 110.47 Average 427.83

 
S&P
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 128.05 1993 451.41
1982 119.71 1994 460.42
1983 160.41 1995 541.72
1984 160.46 1996 670.50
1985 186.84 1997 873.43
1986 236.34 1998 1,085.50
1987 286.83 1999 1,327.33
1988 265.79 2000 1,427.22
Average 193.05 Average 854.69
 
NASDAQ
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 203.18 1993 715.16
1982 188.97 1994 751.65
1983 285.43 1995 925.19
1984 248.88 1996 1,164.96
1985 290.19 1997 1,469.49
1986 366.96 1998 1,794.91
1987 402.57 1999 2,728.15
1988 374.43 2000 3,783.67
Average 295.08 Average 1,666.65

 
New Home Mortgage Yields
[Percent per annum]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 14.70 1993 7.20
1982 15.14 1994 7.49
1983 12.57 1995 7.87
1984 12.38 1996 7.80
1985 11.55 1997 7.71
1986 10.17 1998 7.07
1987 9.31 1999 7.04
1988 9.19 2000 7.52
Average 11.88 Average 7.46
 
Prime Rate
[Percent per annum]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 18.87 1993 6.00
1982 14.86 1994 7.15
1983 10.79 1995 8.83
1984 12.04 1996 8.27
1985 9.93 1997 8.44
1986 8.33 1998 8.35
1987 8.21 1999 8.0
1988 9.32 2000 9.23
Average 11.54 Average 8.04

 
Finished Energy Goods
[percent change] [year to year]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 19.1 1993 .3
1982 -1.5 1994 -1.3
1983 -4.8 1995 1.4
1984 -4.2 1996 6.5
1985 -3.9 1997 .2
1986 -28.1 1998 -10.0
1987 -1.9 1999 4.9
1988 -3.2 2000 19.4
Average -3.56 Average 3.48
 
Real GDP
chain-type quantity index]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 2.5 1993 2.7
1982 -2.0 1994 4.0
1983 4.3 1995 2.7
1984 7.3 1996 3.6
1985 3.8 1997 4.4
1986 3.4 1998 4.3
1987 3.4 1999 4.1
1988 4.2 2000 4.1
Average 3.36 Average 3.74

 
Black Family Income
[in 2000 dollars]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 24,5303 1993 25,338
1982 23,370 1994 28,427
1983 24,027 1995 29,160
1984 24,486 1996 28,993
1985 25,761 1997 30,603
1986 26,548 1998 31,027
1987 26,843 1999 32,846
1988 27,199 2000 34,192
Average 25,346 Average 30,073
 
Black Poverty
[percent below poverty level]
Year Reagan   Year Clinton
1981 34.24 1993 33.1
1982 35.6 1994 30.6
1983 35.7 1995 29.3
1984 33.8 1996 28.4
1985 31.3 1997 26.5
1986 31.1 1998 26.1
1987 32.4 1999 23.6
1988 31.3 2000 22.0
Average 33.18 Average 27.45

one1981 Median Family Income: From ERP-2001, p.314. Not included in ERP-2002.
21981 Poverty: From ERP-2001, p.314. Not included in ERP-2002.
31981 Black Family Income :From ERP-2001, p.314. Not included in ERP-2002.
four1981 Black Poverty: From ERP-2001, p.314. Not included in ERP-2002.

Economic Report of the President---2002/fiscal year 2003
2002_erp.pdf
Historical Tables--2002
hist.pdf
February 05, 2002
Receipts, outlays, deficits in dollars, p.413.
Receipts, outlays, deficits as % of gdp, p.417.
Deficits in current dollars, Historical Tables, p.296
Interest on debt, Historical Tables, p.359
Median Family Income, p.360.
Savings, p.359
Unemployment, p.362
Poverty, p.360
Debt, p.413
Interest on Debt, Historical Tables of the US, p.124
Producer Price Index, p.386
Consumer Price Index, p.379
Manufacturing, p.380
Corporate Profits, p.426
Dow Jones, NYSE, S&P, NASDAQ, p.430
New Home Mortgage, Prime, p.398
Finished Energy Goods, p.398
Real GDP, p.324
Black Family Income, Black Poverty, p.360

Author: Patrick Ziegler
February 12, 2002