Ivanka Trump Lauds New Job Openings Report: 'First Time Ever'

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First daughter Ivanka Trump heralded that for the “first time ever,” job openings are greater than the number of people needing employment in the United States.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.1 million Americans are unemployed, while there are 6.7 million of job openings.

Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, “U.S. job openings has reached a record high of 6.7 million. For the first time ever, the number job openings exceeds the number of job seekers! Wow!”

To give some perspective, in August 2017 there were 7 million unemployed Americans and 6.2 million job openings.

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On Friday, Trump tweeted a piece by The New York Times titled, “We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are.”

“Now this is a good problem to have!” Trump wrote.

Neil Irwin of The Times wrote, “So, for example, ‘splendid’ and ‘excellent’ fit the bill. Those are the kinds of terms that are appropriate when the United States economy adds 223,000 jobs in a month, despite being nine years into an expansion, and when the unemployment rate falls to 3.8 percent, a new 18-year low.”

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Irwin also celebrated the rise in hourly wages, which are up 2.7 percent from a year ago.

In a separate story, The Times noted that the African-American unemployment rate dropped to an all time low of 5.9 percent in May, down from 6.6 percent the previous month.

In a tweet on Monday, President Donald Trump quoted Wall Street Journal assistant editor James Freeman’s assessment of the jobs market.

“This is the best time EVER to look for a job,” Trump quoted Freeman saying.

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Freeman responded tweeting, “Mr. President, your cuts to taxes and red tape are working just as intended–great job market!”

He then urged the president to be careful not to get into a trade war leading to “more taxes and red tape.”

The Times ran a piece in January lauding “the Trump effect,” recognizing that “a wave of optimism has swept over American business leaders” thanks to the new tax and regulatory climate ushered in by the administration.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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