AUG#: +130,000 jobs.

Unemployment up at 3.7%...AUG jobs under Trump HERE

Friday, August 25, 2017

How Many Jobs Has Trump Created Or Lost? (July 2017 update)

How many NET jobs have been created or lost under Trump as of July 2017? How many private sector jobs have been lost or added during Trump's presidency?

*See below
July 2017 numbers were released 
Friday morning, August 4th.  
All JULY reports and info will be listed  HERE.
August # will be released Friday, September 1.

  • Obama's final jobs numbers HERE.
  • Trump's million jobs:  Good or bad? HERE


How many new jobs in the last 6 months since Trump was inaugurated?  
How many Americans were working or employed when Trump took office... compared to now?  How many of those people are working full-time vs. part-time?
*See below

Notice that the trajectory of job growth has not changed under Trump (green line at upper right).  We continue to add private sector jobs at about the same pace as we added private sector jobs under Obama.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trump's Million New Jobs: A Big Deal or Not?

Have a million jobs really been created during the presidency of Donald Trump?

Well, yes; since Trump took office in January 2017, six full months ago, 1,074,000 jobs have been added (in net numbers) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics which keeps track of such things.

The issue is whether or not this is as big a deal as Trump supporters claim and whether or not this is better than job growth during the Obama years.  

See for yourself:

Friday, August 4, 2017

July 2017 Unemployment Rate, Jobs

The July 2017 Jobs Report was released by the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning, Friday, August 4. This is another strong report, continuing last month's trend.  This report, while strong, is not better than most of the job reports during the Obama years.

The economy has been adding jobs consistently for 7 1/2 years now.  In fact, in 45 of the 84 months between early 2010 and the end of the Obama Presidency, 200,000 or more jobs were added.

The job reports under Trump (since February) seem to continue this trend of consistent addition of jobs and slow but consistent decline in the unemployment rate. 

July 2017 Job Report Highlights: 
  • The economy added 209,000 jobs, an  above average number of new jobs, and the unemployment rate declined slightly by 0.1% to 4.3% due to people entering the labor force and finding jobs.