Making America Great: 273,000 New U.S. Jobs Added In February

February was a great month for the American economy and jobs figures after January and December outperformed better than was originally reported.


According to the federal government, 273,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February and the unemployment rate went down to 3.5 percent.

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday, “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!!!”

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Breitbart reports, “Economists had forecast 175,000 nonfarm payroll growth and the unemployment rate to tick down slightly to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent the prior month. Average hourly earnings were up by 3 percent compared with a year ago. The average workweek climbed a bit to 34.4 hours.”

“December’s estimate of payroll growth was revised upward by 37,000 to 184,000,” Breitbart noted. “January’s number was revised up by 48,000 to 273,000. That adds a total of 85,000 more jobs than had previously been reported putting the three-month moving average at 243,000 jobs.”

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Increasing Labor Market a Bright Spot of Overall Good Economy

The job market has been one of the more encouraging aspects of the U.S. economy recently, with unemployment dropping down to near 50-year lows and continued labor growth, and with hundreds of thousands of jobs being created with each passing month. This uptick in jobs has encouraged  consumer sentiment and along with it, consumer spending, which has helped keep America’s growth relatively strong, particularly when compared with other countries with significant economies.

However, fears about the coronavirus is expected to slow down economic growth this year, but this could be temporary if the outbreak is contained or dissipates sooner than later. As of now, the Labor Department said there was no sign that coronavirus fears damaged February’s employment numbers.

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Good News for President Trump

This growth is obviously good news for President Donald Trump, as the 2020 presidential general election begins to take shape and the two candidates argue over who is best suited to oversee the American economy.

So far, the President has a pretty strong case.

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