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Now, back to reality...


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63.4%: Labor Force Participation at Trump-Era High As Labor Force Grows by 574,000
By Susan Jones | February 7, 2020 | 8:03am EST



(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump never misses an opportunity to plug the strong employment picture for which he takes credit, and today he earned more bragging rights:

The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the economy created 225,000 in January, well above estimates. BLS says notable job gains occurred in construction, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

The number of employed Americans dipped in January to 158,714,000 -- down 89,000 from December's record high.

The unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a point to 3.6 percent in January.

But the labor force participation rate reached a Trump-era high of 63.4 percent, up from 63.2 percent in December, because the civilian labor force increased by 574,000 in January, after accounting for annual adjustments to population controls, BLS said.*

In January, the civilian non-institutional population in the United States was 259,502,000. That included all people 16 and older who did not live in an institution (such as a prison, nursing home or long-term care facility).

Of that civilian non-institutional population, 164,606,000 were participating in the labor force, meaning that they either had a job or were actively seeking one during the last month. This resulted in a labor force participation rate of 63.4 percent, the highest it's been since June 2013.

The number of Americans counted as not in the labor force -- meaning they did not have a job and were not looking for one -- dropped by 442,000 in January (after population control adjustments). This number hovers around 95,000,000, partly because of retiring baby boomers.

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.3 percent), adult women (3.2 percent), teenagers (12.2 percent), Whites (3.1 percent), Blacks (6.0 percent), Asians (3.0 percent), and Hispanics (4.3 percent) showed little or no change over the month.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for November was revised up by 5,000 from +256,000 to +261,000, and the change for December was revised up by 2,000 from +145,000 to +147,000. With these revisions, employment gains in November and December combined were 7,000 higher than previously reported.

In January, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 7 cents to $28.44. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.1 percent.

The current economic expansion, now in its 11th year, became the longest in U.S. history on July 1, 2019, beating the previous record that lasted from March 1991 through March 2001.

President Trump bragged about the economy Tuesday night in his State of the Union speech:

In just over two years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom — a boom that has rarely been seen before. There’s been nothing like it. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and, importantly, added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs — something which almost everyone said was impossible to do. But the fact is, we are just getting started.

Wages are rising at the fastest pace in decades and growing for blue-collar workers, who I promised to fight for. They’re growing faster than anyone else thought possible. Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps. The U.S. economy is growing almost twice as fast today as when I took office. And we are considered, far and away, the hottest economy anywhere in the world. Not even close.

Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in over half a century. African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low. More people are working now than at any time in the history of our country — 157 million people at work.

*(BLS explained that the January 2020 data includes updated population estimates developed by the Census Bureau's household survey. "Each year," BLS said, "the Census Bureau updates the estimates to reflect new information and assumptions about the growth of the population since the previous decennial census. The change in population reflected in the new estimates results from adjustments for net international migration, updated vital statistics, and estimation methodology improvements.")

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 pm 
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Now, here's yet another dose of reality (or as Caputh refers to it as, "WILDLY INACCURATE")...


2017-2020 Trump Administration Accomplishments (UPDATED):


~ over 65% of his 8 year agenda already accomplished
~ over $12 Trillion in wealth created
~ best job #s in quantity EVER (as of Jan. 2020, 158.714 million employed) - has broken TWENTY FIVE job creation quantity records
~ at FULL employment (meaning, there are more jobs available than people looking for them) for the first time EVER and for 21 months straight
~ more positively consistent monthly labor force participation rates (as of Jan. 2020, 63.4%) than most months Obama was in office
~ 2018 saw nearly 3% GDP growth
~ 2019 Q1 saw 2.7% GDP growth (revised down from 3.2%), despite the month-long Government shutdown in January
~ 2019 Q2 saw 2.3% GDP growth (revised up from 2.1%)
~ 2019 Q3 saw 2.1% GDP growth (revised up from 1.9%)
~ 2019 Q4 saw 2.3% GDP growth
~ 2019 saw roughly 2.4% GDP growth
~ the largest tax cut bill (individual and corporate rates) in nearly 30 years - and as a result, 250+ companies have given 6 million employees over $1 BILLION in bonuses, including $100-200 million dollar bonuses (or the equivalent in stock options) from Apple, Fiat Chrysler, AT&T, Comcast, Walmart, Home Depot, Waste Mgmt., etc.
~ as a result of the above, employee wages & average hourly earnings, have increased between 3% & 3.5% since 2018
~ average hourly earnings have increased over 3% over the past 12 months
~ Obamacare mandate repealed, giving free choice to consumers, instead of being financially penalized for not conforming to the plan
~ consumer confidence the highest it's been in 18 years
~ highest stock market performance EVER (currently, the DOW is over 29,000 - setting a new record high)
~ lowest unemployment rate in five decades (as of Jan. 2020, 3.6%)
~ lowest youth unemployment rate in nearly 30 years
~ one of the lowest female unemployment rates in decades (as of Jan. 2020, 3.5%)
~ one of the lowest Hispanic unemployment rate EVER (as of Jan. 2020 4.3%)
~ one of the lowest African American unemployment rates EVER (as of Jan. 2020, 6%)
~ one of the lowest Asian unemployment rates EVER (as of Jan. 2020, 3%)
~ roughly 7 million jobs created since the 2016 Presidential election
~ highest Homeownership rate in 5 years
~ highest African American homeownership rate EVER
~ lowest unemployment rates EVER in 14 states
~ over 900 job-killing regulations eradicated
~ the US is now the world's #1 oil and energy producer
~ food stamp recipients at a several year low (roughly 7 million less people receiving them)
~ the Trump wall has officially commenced building, with ESTIMATES of over 135 miles completed and/or reconstructed
~ 70% less illegals crossing the US/Mexican border from 2018-2019, even without a fully completed Trump wall
~ a 58% increase in coal exports in the 1st quarter of 2017
~ an infrastructure bill (that includes eliminating wait times for large building permits/licenses and related regulations of up to 17 years down to 2 years)
~ a veterans' health care bill (that transfers almost all power to veterans, who then can fire their health care provider if they don't match their expectations)
~ signed health care legislation (to be enacted by 2021), thus forcing health care providers to inform customers of their service costs before billing
~ dozens of legislative & executive orders
~ Nearly all of ISIS have been eradicated from Syria & Iraq
~ ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in West Syria, after fleetingly moving throughout the Middle East
~ successfully aided in forcing Kim Jong-un to suspend nuke testing and has essentially ended (or at the very least, temporarily ended) the Korean War - deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize
~ successfully made Kim Jong-un return 55 sets of US soldier remains from the 1950's Korean War
~ after unfulfilled promises by Clinton, Bush Jnr. & Obama to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel and move the embassy there, Trump promises to do it and DOES it
~ the United States/Mexico/Canada Act (USMCA), replacing the horror that was NAFTA
~ new Supreme Court Justice, Judge Kavanaugh
~ trade tariffs implemented in China, Europe, Canada, etc., thus successfully forcing most of these countries/continents to stop over-charging the US on imported goods & services
~ trade deals signed with China and numerous other countries, thus furthering economic performance & growth
~ NATO are now paying the majority of their own bills, and are no longer taking advantage of the US, who were paying 70-80% of their total beforehand
~ becomes the FIRST sitting US President to enter North Korea, through the demilitarized zone
~ assassinates terrorist & Iranian Military General, Qasem Soleimani, in retaliation for US Embassy bombing in Baghdad, that killed numerous Americans (Soleimani has killed over 600 Americans in total throughout the years)
Etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

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The kind of face only a mother could love:
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Well, maybe not any mother...
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Now that impeachment is over, Trump candidly admitting that he did it !
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/02/trump-just-comes-out-and-admits-to-entire-ukraine-scam-rudy-giuliani

He knew that the GOP would be too coward to stick to Justice and Law.
The GOP is freaking out about the idea of losing all those Trump zombie monkeys that Trump call his fan base.
Since mass stupidity is uncurable, and Electoral College is there to help keep it alive, chances are Trump will be reelected.
4 more years of whatever that big ego will want. And who can tell what an unstable mind like his will lead him to.

Meanwhile, the national debt, the climate, ...

Ah, fuck it ! Those brainwashed fools don't care about future generations...
"Après moi, le déluge"
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Poor guy...
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One for you Pedro...
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And now everyone know...
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William Barr is an absolute stooge. History will not look kindly on him...

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Drumpf is now busy pardoning the rest of the swamp. :roll:

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AG John Mitchell went to prison. It's been done.


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I honestly think, and no one can't contradict me on this, even Pedro, that this administration is
THE MOST CORRUPTED ADMINISTRATION OF ALL AMERICAN ADMINISTRATIONS SINCE 1776

The Trump supporters should be called "accomplice" and accused of being part of the crimes and wrongs Trump keeps on doing.
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FUN FACTS

The first presidential administration (George Washington) wasn't formed until 1789. 8)


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So my post still stands as true !
:mrgreen: :smoke:

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My post does NOTHING to detract from what you've stated above. :mrgreen:


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That's alright, Mr. Nice Guy !
Most of the time, we're on the same wave length
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New from Topps: the Garbage Pail Kids of the current economic slump...

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A little seance of Trump bashing. It helps to laugh at such a mountain of mass stupidity. . .

Trying to grow a chin ? Or, instead, many chins ?
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Sorry Born Again Christians...
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He has the best words
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It needs a refresh…
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One thing I'll say for him, he sure knows how dumb his fans are !!!
Well, I'll say he's some sort of a sick prophet cause he knew it long before

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She earned her right to have a BIG LAUGH
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For you, GOP fans. . .
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Trying to grow a chin ? Or, instead, many chins ?
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I was curious as to the authenticity of the photo, posted above. Not only is it legitimate, it has spurred plenty of memes.

Check out this link for an article on the subject and over 200 memes using said photo.
:arrow: https://www.boredpanda.com/unflattering-donald-trump-chin-photo-ps-battle/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

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A DICK WITH BALLS ?
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There's so much good stuff there !!!
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Only Stormy could tell for sure but meanwhile...
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