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More Bad News For Democrats – Record Employment In All Demographics

Trump July Jobs Report
Our friend Terence P. Jeffrey, the ace economic reporter for CNS News, has just posted another article about the economy that the establishment news media has buried -- the number of people employed in the United States hit a record 157,288,000 in July, according to the employment report released August 2 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The unemployment rate held steady in July at 3.7 percent, the same as it was in June.

According to Mr. Jeffrey’s article, the employment report, the civilian noninstitutional population in the United States was 259,225,000 in July. That included all people 16 and older who did not live in an institution (such as a prison, nursing home or long-term care hospital). Of that civilian noninstutional population, 163,351,000 were in the labor force, meaning that they either had a job or were actively seeking one during the last month. That equaled a labor force participation rate of 63.0 percent--an increase from 62.9 percent in June.

Of the 163,351,000 who were in the labor force, 6,063,000 were unemployed, equaling an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent.

The other 157,288,000 did have jobs, yielding last month’s record number of people employed.

It is very interesting that labor force participation grew to 63.0 percent, up from 62.9 percent last month and the economy added 283,000 jobs, leading one to conclude that the size of the workforce and the number of those employed both grew.

Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have suggested good economic news is simply an illusion — that many Americans are working two or three jobs “to pay the bills" and “to survive.”

Even The Washington Post’s “fact checkers” rated that false – concluding that real number of Americans working two jobs is around 5 percent, with no assessment as to whether that was a choice to make a major purchase like a larger home or some other lifestyle choice, as opposed to doing so “to survive.”

Indeed, The Daily Caller’s David Krayden reported that the number of people who have to work more than one job is actually shrinking in Trump’s economy, and in January, applications for unemployment insurance fell to 1969 levels.

But that hasn’t stopped California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris from continuing to lie about how bad the economy allegedly is for America’s working families.

“[They say,] ‘The economy is great. It is doing great for everybody.’ And then you ask them, ‘Well, how is that?’ Well, they’ll point to the stock market. Well, that’s fine if you own stocks. Then you’ll ask them, what’s your other measure? And they’ll talk about well, the unemployment rate is down. That’s fine,” The Washington Post quoted Harris as saying.

“Yeah, well, I’ve been traveling our country. People are working. They’re working two and three jobs to pay the bills. It’s not working for working people,” she continued, without offering any evidence.

Harris doesn’t talk about black unemployment being the lowest in history under Trump, either.

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders also likes to push the multi-job canard when he’s out on the campaign trail, recently declaring, “Millions of Americans are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive.”

Beto O’Rourke, trying to rise out of the political D List, has painted a similar employment picture of over-worked Americans with little time for rest or relaxation reported Mr. Krayden.

“I have already shared with you that many are working second or third jobs. In fact, in Texas, half of your colleagues are working a second or third job just to put food on the table,” O’Rourke told an Iowa crowd, according to Fox News.

A quick factcheck showed O’Rourke’s claim that “half” the workforce in Texas is working two jobs applied specifically to teachers only. What’s more, the U.S. Department of Education conducted a study that used a random sample of teachers that showed only 18 percent of teachers nationwide took up more than one job to earn more money.

The reality is, not only are more people employed, with fewer working a second job, hourly wages have risen by 7% since President Trump took office. And the hourly wage has risen far more among blue-collar workers. Production and nonsupervisory workers have seen an 11% increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As our friends at The Washington Examiner put it so well: To sell bad policy, you need to start with a false premise.

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