Getting Back To Work: How Prosperity Is Spreading for Workers

GETTING BACK TO WORK: President Donald J. Trump’s agenda is driving an economic resurgence that is creating more and more employment opportunities for American workers.

  • President Trump’s pro-growth policies are creating millions of jobs and generating historic economic opportunity, making now the perfect time to be an American worker.
    • Under President Trump, the number of job openings has surpassed the number of job seekers for the first time on record.
    • More than 3.4 million jobs have been created since President Trump took office.
  • The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in July 2018, marking only the eighth time since 1970 that unemployment fell below 4.0 percent.
    • African-American and Hispanic unemployment rates have hit their lowest level on record under President Trump.
    • Women’s unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years.
    • Unemployment claims have fallen to a 49-year low.
  • President Trump’s policies are lifting up hardworking Americans who have been left behind and forgotten for too long.
    • Unemployment for those who did not finish high school has fallen to a record low.

WORKING FOR ALL AMERICANS:  President Trump’s pro-growth economic policies are generating tremendous benefits for American workers and raising optimism to new heights.

  • Nearly two-thirds of Americans say now is a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup.
  • Thanks to President Trump’s tax cuts, American workers are taking home more of their hard earned money.
  • The percentage of American workers satisfied with their jobs has risen to 51 percent in 2017, the highest level since 2005, according to The Conference Board.
  • America’s blue collar workers are expressing renewed optimism under President Trump, with a recent poll showing 85% believe their lives are heading in the right direction.
    • In the same poll conducted by The Harris Poll, 68% of blue collar workers reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.

BUILDING UP OUR WORKFORCE: President Trump is ensuring that students and workers have access to education and training that will equip them to compete and win in the global economy.

  • President Trump has established a National Council for the American Worker to develop a National strategy for training and retraining America’s workers for high-demand industries.
  • Employers across the country have signed onto President Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” and have committed to train or retrain more than 4.2 million workers and students.
  • The Department of Labor recently unveiled a new website – – dedicated to connecting job seekers with apprenticeship programs across the country.
  • President Trump signed the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins CTE) which funds vocational and career-focused education programs.
    • President Trump and his Administration worked hand in hand with Congress to achieve the first reauthorization for Perkins CTE since 2006.
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5 years ago

Yes there are jobs….but wages are WAYYYyyyy too low. It’s absurd
Jobs that paid $80 to $90k just a few yrs ago now offer $42k. Something must be done to force companies to pay livable wages.

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