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This chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president

Trump then vs. now Cox 181019 EC

Click to edit Pre-election (10/16) Through 9/18 Change
Employment
Nonfarm employees (millions)145.1,149.5,4.4
Unemployment rate4.90%3.70%(1.2) pp
Labor participation rate62.80%62.70%(0.1) pp
Avg hourly earnings$25.88 $27.24 5%
Surveys
Consumer confidence101,138,37
NFIB Small Biz Optimism95,108,13
ISM manufacturing52,60,8
Government
Corp tax rate35%21%(14) pp
Budget deficit (% of GDP)2.90%3.8%0.7 pp
Federal debt ($ trillion)$19.80 $21.5)9%
Assets held by the Fed ($ trillion)$4.52 $4.22 -6%
Markets
S&P 500"2,126""2,810"32%
S&P EPS$117 $140 20%
S&P 500 fwd P/E17X16.3X(0.7X)
Nasdaq 100"4,861""7,178"48%
Rates
Fed funds rate0.30%2.20%187 bp
10-year Treasury yield1.80%3.10%121 bp

Since Donald Trump won the presidency, he has presided over one of the most tumultuous political times in recent memory as well as the best economy the country has seen since well before the financial crisis. Consumer and small business confidence is up — but so are both the national debt and budget deficit.

The chart above, using mostly data compiled by Goldman Sachs, quantifies just how much things changed from the days just before the election in November 2016 through September 2018.

Of course, the stock market has weakened in October, which has been its historically most volatile month. The chart doesn't include GDP, which has averaged 2.72 percent since Trump took over, compared with the 1.6 percent gain in 2016.

But the numbers provide a solid overview of how conditions have evolved during the 45th president's time in office.

— Graphic by CNBC's John Schoen.

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—Correction: An earlier version misstated the deficit-to-GDP ratio.