Obama's economy in 17 charts

When the president entered office in 2009, the economy was issue No. 1. It still is today. Here's a look at how the economy has improved in some ways, but not others.

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During the first three months of Obama's presidency, the economy slumped at an annual rate of 5.4%. Since then, gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic growth -- has been recovering in fits and starts, but overall, the rebound has been a lackluster one compared to those following prior recessions.

Charts by CNNMoney's Dana Lipnickas and Dominic Aratari
  @AnnalynKurtz - Last updated January 28 2014 07:06 AM ET
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