Unemployment rate hits 50-year low at 3.5 percent as 6.1 million jobs created since 2017

Oct. 4, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

“Almost 1 million more people are employed in the past two months in the household survey, with the unemployment rate now at a 50-year low at 3.5 percent, debunking the political and financial punditry who played Chicken Little just two months ago crying, recession, recession, recession. A total of 6.1 million jobs created since Jan. 2017 when President Trump was sworn in. With more people employed in America than at any time in history, and fewer unemployed at any time since the year 2000, it is no wonder that the Democrats are searching the globe for reasons to stop Donald Trump’s presidency, because America’s economy is strong and they can’t run on issues that affect the well-being of the average American.”

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