Of all his campaign promises, most of his supporters will judge President-elect Donald Trump based on his success in creating more jobs and boosting wages for American workers.
That's also how the outgoing Obama administration will be judged by history.
Today, some eight years after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression as Obama took office, the nation's job market has put nearly six million Americans back to work, as a net gain. That includes 156,000 jobs created in December, according Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the last with Obama in the White House.
But voters still remain uneasy about both the size of their paychecks and the prospects of holding onto their jobs.
To better assess Obama's record, CNBC.com analyzed the economic performance of the last six presidents using a variety of measures,calculating the net change from the start of a president's term to the end,beginning with Jimmy Carter's inauguration in January, 1977.
Here's how they stacked up.