In mid-September, Donald Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly as the President of the United States. Trump’s speech had several major points, but one that was heavily focused on was the state of jobs and employment. Unfortunately, Trump and his staff did not do their homework and got many of the “facts” they presented wrong. Specifically, the information Trump shared and boasted about to the UN was incorrect.
Donald Trump is quoted as saying that companies are “…moving back, creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time.” The real truth is that, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics there have been fewer job gains during the Trump administration thus far, in comparison to the same period of time from the previous four years. So it appears that yet once again Team Trump is confused on what is factual and what is fake!
The truth is that the United States has been experiencing job growth for a rather lengthy period of time. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, during the past 83 months the U.S has experienced steady job growth – that’s almost seven years. Mark Zandi, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, explained the growth in the jobs sector even further:
“…it is unfair to say the good economic news began with Trump’s election. The economy has been consistently creating jobs for about 7 years – a record length of time. And the pace of job growth has been very consistent; the same before and after the President’s inauguration. The economy was on fundamentally solid ground when Trump took office, and that hasn’t changed.”
Team Trump has been foiled once again!