Jobs Numbers were released today, Friday, January 5, 2017, for December 2017. This is the 11th month of jobs reports under Trump. We are still adding jobs, and we added 148,000 jobs in December (seasonally adjusted, meaning that holiday hiring is taken into account.)
(Jobs reports for December 2017 and can be found HERE.)
It is a good thing for the people of the country that we are still adding jobs considering the uncertainty and absurdity of many of the President's policies.
How are we doing compared to the last 5-6 years of the Obama Presidency?
Here is what job growth has looked like over the past five years when calculated as a percentage increase over any running six month period:
|Source: Change in BLS jobs numbers from chart CES0000000001|
over any 6 month period as a %. (68 = .68% increase in # of jobs.)