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The state of the union in 8 charts

Markets, GDP, deportations and more

President Donald Trump claps during the State of the Union address in the House chamber January 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On account of the longest shutdown in government history, Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed inviting the president to deliver his customary speech about how our country is doing. But President Donald Trump will finally address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Strong? Weak? Who can say, really. Here’s the state of our union in eight charts.

After steady rise in 2017, markets wobble in 2018Gross domestic product continues to climbUnemployment rate stabilizes at 4 percent Coal jobs: not coming or goingDeportations less focused on criminalsBudget deficitsIncome gains continueUninsured rate highest in four years

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