The August jobs report mocks the idea of a recession with 571,000 more people are employed

Sept. 6, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

“The August jobs report mocks the idea of a recession. 571,000 more people are employed today than ever in the history of America, and fewer people are unemployed now than at this point in 1978 when the civilian labor force had 62 million fewer people. With the number of seniors working down, it appears every job created on a net basis was in the critical 16-64-year-old category. The Trump economy is very strong. Not only are more people working than ever, people are making more money as in the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.2 percent. The Trump trade agenda continues with 17,000 manufacturing jobs have been added in the past three months. We are still at 50-year lows in unemployment. Finally, since Trump took office, 5.7 million jobs have been created, beyond the levels that many political pundits thought were possible. It doesn’t seem possible U.S. labor markets could get any better, but somehow every month they do.”

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