Make America Work Again: Record Number Employed In US Under Trump

Amid a flood of positive economic news, the United States saw a record high in the number of people employed.

Friday’s jobs report showed that July had 155,965,000 employed among the non-institutionalized, civilian population. That was just a slight increase from the 155,576,000 from the prior month. 

The Federal Reserve similarly looked at total, non-farm employment and found a record high of 149,128,000.


The labor force participation rate — the number of Americans either working or looking for work divided by the total population — stayed at 62.9 percent from June.

As IJR previously noted, July saw an increase of 157,000 new jobs and an overall unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. The data also revealed that Hispanics saw a record-low unemployment rate of 4.5 percent.

Friday’s news came just after President Donald Trump celebrated 4.1 percent GDP growth, the highest since 2014, and predicted it might double.

“I am thrilled to announce that in the second quarter of this year, the U.S. Economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1%!” Trump said at the time.

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