By Becky Perlow
December jobs numbers are out today, and the economy added 74,000 new jobs last month.
That's bad news for President Obama, as economists and analysts were hoping for a more positive jobs report to reflect the recovering economy. According to CNN Money, it was the worst jobs report since January 2011.
But while presidents have promised more jobs for more Americans since the signing of the American constitution, how many of them understand the job force when they spend most of their lives in politics? Turns out, more than a few presidents worked in the blue collar world before moving to the White House. From Andrew Johnson the tailor, to Harry Truman the farmer, check out our founding fathers - and even some more recent commanders-in-chief - as they learned what it was really like to work in an industry where people didn't always address you as "Mr. President."
Andrew Jackson the Justice
William Henry Harrison the Med Student
Andrew Johnson the Tailor
Teddy Roosevelt the Cowboy
Warren G. Harding the Reporter
Herbert Hoover the Miner
Harry Truman the Farmer
Ronald Reagan the Radio Host
George H. W. Bush the Oil Tycoon
George W. Bush the Baseball Owner
*all photos have been photoshopped, except for Ronald Reagan which is an original image Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Original images include Getty Images, CNN material and public domain.