Going Into 2020, Americans' Jobs Confidence Is at Highest Level Since 2001


Americans’ confidence in the U.S. job market is at its highest level since Gallup began tracking the trend in 2001, the polling organization’s latest data shows.

Under President Donald Trump’s market-friendly policies, 71 percent of respondents polled in May said it’s a “good time” to find a “quality job,” according to Gallup.

Twenty-seven percent said it’s a “bad time,” while 2 percent had “no opinion.”

When Gallup began tracking the trend in August 2001, only 39 percent of Americans were optimistic about the job market.

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, under former President Barack Obama, the number of Americans optimistic about their job prospects at times dipped below 10 percent.

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Overall, Americans currently seem to have an extremely positive view of the economy under Trump.

Workforce optimism also broke an 18-year-record, with 74 percent of respondents currently in the workforce rating the job market positively.

From a broader perspective, 51 percent of respondents rated current economic conditions as “excellent” (11 percent) or “good” (40 percent).

And 54 percent of respondents said economic conditions are “getting better.”

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“The longer-term picture shows that Americans’ positive perceptions of both the economy and the job market are substantially improved today over the prior decade, particularly from 2008 through 2011, as the country was entering and then recovering from the recession and global financial crisis,” Gallup reported.

Americans have good reason to be so optimistic.

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate was just 3.6 percent in April, the lowest it’s been in nearly 50 years.

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Additionally, America’s gross domestic product grew 3.2 percent during the first quarter of 2019, exceeding experts’ projections, according to Bloomberg.

Clearly, Trump and his market-friendly policies, including the much-demonized Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, are helping the economy grow.

Trump has also rolled back some of the unnecessary environmental regulations that hobbled U.S. industries under Obama.

Liberals and “experts” always warn that Trump’s policies will devastate the U.S. economy, but in reality, the economy is only growing stronger under Trump.

And the economy will continue to grow as long as Trump keeps cutting taxes and rolling back unnecessary regulations.

The booming economy is good news for Trump going into 2020, and bad news for the Democrats trying to peddle socialist lies.

As a candidate, Trump promised to strengthen the U.S. economy, and so far, he’s come through.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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