This makes a very important point. Don’t forget the states that carried President Donald Trump over the finish line on Election Day have experienced massive job creation and economic growth.
Not even a year into his presidency, Trump is making America great again. You wouldn’t know it from the liberal mainstream media, but the numbers speak for themselves.
This is extraordinary!
After nearly seven full months in office, Trump is presiding over a decreasing unemployment rate in six particular states that voted for former President Barack Obama — Trump’s Democratic predecessor — in 2012 before supporting Trump in 2016: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The Wall Street Journal analyzed the Department of Labor’s data and found that median unemployment rates across these six states fell from just under 5 percent in December to 3.9 percent. That rate fell even faster than the national median rate, which dropped from 4.7 percent to 4.1 percent.
In particular, the jobless rate in Michigan fell 1.2 percent from the final quarter of 2016 to reach 3.9 percent during the Trump administration. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped 1 percent to 3.1 percent. Florida experienced a 0.7 percentage point drop as unemployment clocked in at 4.2 percent.
These dipping unemployment numbers occurred even though Trump has yet to push his key legislative items through Congress. Even with the fate of health care reform hanging tenuously in the balance after the Senate’s repeated failures to repeal and replace Obamacare, and with historic tax reform legislation and an infrastructure spending bill still in the works, the economy is showing signs of improvement.
The Journal noted that despite the lack of legislative success, Trump “has appointed people in key posts who have begun to roll back business regulations. And the stock market, while down sharply in recent days, has risen sharply since his election. That has boosted consumer and business confidence, which in turn is a factor behind steady hiring and economic growth.”
Even with a Congress that refuses to repeal Obamacare and cooperate on many parts of the Trump agenda, Trump is making making bold decisions from the Executive Branch to reverse the mess caused by 8 years of Obama.
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