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As President Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the American job market saw a record high 95,102,000 Americans not in the labor force. The number grew 18% since Obama first took office in 2009. So what will President Trump do to fix this? 


Bringing jobs back to America was arguably the most effective of all of Donald Trump's campaign messages. This was proven by his incredibly impressive victories in the Rust Belt where he won the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The three latter states were previously dominated by the Democrat Presidents over the last 20 - 30 years.  


*UPDATE: The number of employed Americans are at a record high for the 18th time under Trump, over 4 million new jobs created, job openings at a record high , wages up 3.4% for the first time in more than 10 years, jobless claims and unemployment) continually hit a record 50 year low.


​1/24/17: President Donald Trump signed an executive order advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. A project, which has been on the shelf for more than four years due to federal government deliberations and eventual rejection. The arguments in favor of the pipeline, many of which President Trump has touted, includes job creation. In fact most experts predict tens of thousands of new jobs. It was also reported that the Dakota Access Pipeline expected to bring $100M a year to North Dakota.  


​2/16/16: President Donald J. Trump signed legislation to stop the costly “Stream Protection Rule” from further harming coal workers and the communities that depend on them. Keeping one of his campaign promises to the Rust Belt of America (who was the deciding factor in the Presidential Election) Donald Trump cut overly burdensome regulation from harming the coal industry which will ultimately save tens of thousands of jobs. Since January 2009, the coal mining industry had lost over 36,000 jobs without any relief in sight. From 2009 to 2015, coal production declined by over 177,000,000 tons across the country. From 2009 to 2015, over 600 coal mines closed. 


2/28/17: President Trump signed an executive order rolling back a controversial water rule opposed by farmer, rancher and home builder groups who all claimed it was killing jobs.  


​3/16/17: Employed Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace in 16 years in another sign that under President Donald Trump, confidence across the U.S. economy is rising. People quitting their jobs in droves is seen as a sign of confidence among workers, as folks are unlikely to quit a job unless they are confident they can get another one.  


3/27/17: Trump signed a legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations. "I will keep working with Congress, with every agency, and most importantly, the American people, until we eliminate every unnecessary, harmful and job-killing regulation that we can find," Trump said at a White House signing ceremony.  


​​​5/10/17: Manufacturing job openings rose to 394,000 in March, the Department of Labor reported, matching the highest level since April of 2006.  


5/28/18: Trump signed three executive orders overhauling the federal bureaucracy, including an order that makes it easier to fire federal union workers for misconduct. “These executive orders will make it easier to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used,” the Trump administration stated. 


​​​​6/15/17: President Trump signed an executive order to help expand apprenticeships and vocational programs across the U.S. Mr. Trump called it a moment to "celebrate the dignity of work and the greatness of the American worker.". The order would direct the secretary of Labor to develop a process that would encourage private businesses to develop apprenticeship programs as well as establish a business leaders task force on apprenticeships.  


​​​​​8/19/17: Trump signed an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer money spent on learn-to-earn programs. The money would come from existing job training programs. The executive order would leave it to industry to design apprenticeships under broad standards to be set by the Labor Department. This order was meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S. Companies have long complained that they can’t find trained people to fill highly technical jobs, and apprenticeship programs have sprung up around the country. Companies now have to register with the Labor Department and adhere to government guidelines  


​​​​9/1/17: For the first time since 2005, more than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs.  


​​9/28/17: Trump's Department Of Justice has sued at least two American companies discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreign visa workers under the H-2A visa program. “In the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, the Department of Justice will not tolerate employers who discriminate against U.S. workers because of a desire to hire temporary foreign visa holders,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. 


10/6/17:  The U.S. labor force participation rate (number of employed Americans) of 63.1% , or 154,345,000 million people, reached an all-time high.  


​​​11/22/17: Christmas bonuses jumped 66% in 2017  


1/1/18: There were 2.1 million new jobs created under President Trump in 2017.


1/4/18: Job cuts/layoffs are the lowest since 1990.   


​​1/30/18: Wage growth is up 0.9% year over year.  


​2/2/18: Wages go up 2.9% which is the best pace since 2009.  


3/3/18: The number of employed Americans has now broken eight records, most recently in February, since President Donald Trump took office.  


4/23/18: Fourteen states have set new records for low unemployment rates in the last year.  


4/28/18: Wages and salaries shot up 0.9% in the first quarter. That was the largest increase since the first quarter of 2007 and followed a 0.5% in the fourth quarter.  


5/4/18: Unemployment rate (persons currently receiving unemployment benefits) hits an 18 year low at 3.9% 


​5/4/18: Black and Hispanic unemployment rate continue hit record low under Trump.  


5/6/18: A record high of 6.6 million job openings. That's the most since the Labor Department started keeping track in 2000.  


​5/20/18: A record high 67% say now is a good time to find a quality job.  


6/1/18:  Unemployment rate (persons currently receiving unemployment benefits) hits a near 50 year record low at 3.8%.matching the lowest rate since 2000.  


6/1/18: The number of employed Americans (155,474,000) sets a 9th record under Trump.  


6/1/18: The black unemployment rate hits another new record low in May under Trump.  


6/28/18: In a blow to public sector unions, the Supreme Court overturned a 40-year-old precedent that forced nonunion workers to pay member fees to public sector unions. "Compelling individuals to mouth support for views they find objectionable violates that cardinal constitutional command, and in most contexts, any such effort would be universally condemned," wrote Justice Samuel Alito, who authored the court's opinion in the case. We agree. Publics sector unions were forcing workers to contribute their member dues to liberal and democratic legislative lobbying and political campaigns. From 2010 to 2016 alone, labor unions sent more than $1.1 billion in member dues to anti-Republican advocacy groups. Why should conservatives, republicans and independents be forced to support political beliefs they don't believe in?  


7/6/18:  Hispanic-Latino unemployment rate hits yet another record low in June.


7/6/18:  Another record high (155,576,00) number of Americans were employed in June. A 10th new record for Trump.


7/19/18: Trump signed an executive order (National Counil For Ther American Worker) for American workers. A group of business leaders have committed to train 3.8 million workers with in-demand job skills over the next five years. Nearly two dozen companies signed his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship programs as a way to boost the U.S. economy.  


7/31/18: Worker pay and benefits climbed at fastest pace in 10 years.


8/3/18:  The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in July.


8/3/18: Since Trump won the Pressidency there has been 400,000 manufacturing jobs created. What makes this number even more impressive is that President Obama said Trump would need  a "magic wand" to bring back manufacturing jobs.


8/3/18:  155,965,000 people were employed in July, the 11th record-breaker since President Trump took office 19 months ago. 


8/3/18:  Hispanic unemployment again hits new record low in July.


8/4/18: Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.


8/9/18: Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month.


8/15/18: U.S. manufacturing jobs are growing at fastest rate in 23 years.


8/16/18:  U.S. workers received their biggest pay increases in nearly a decade over the 12 months through June.


8/17/18:  The unemployment rate among young Americans fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years this summer.


8/30/18:  Trump signed an executive order aimed at making it more affordable for small businesses to offer retirement plans to their workers. 


8/31/18:  83% of business executives s say business is better, 76% see more growth.


9/4/18:  American manufacturers is now growing at fastest pace in 14 years.


9/6/18:  The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell at the end of August to a nearly five-decade low


9/9/18:  Average hourly earnings jumped by an impressive 2.9%, above the 2.7% increase that was expected.


9/10/18:  The number of job openings in the U.S. climbed to a record high of 6.94 million.


10/3/18: US wage growth hits 17-month high.


10/17/18:  Job openings hit an all-time high in August.


10/16/18:  Manufacturing jobs boom under President Trump in his first 21 months,  10 times more than during under Obama.


11/2/18:  The number of employed Americans hit another record high. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twelfth record set under President Donald Trump.  


11/2/18:  Wages rise at fastest rate in nearly a decade.


11/2/18: Unemployment rate remains at a nearly half-century low of 3.7% 


12/22/18: Another new record under President Trump. Now 32 states have unemployment rates below 4%. 


1/4/19:  The number of employed Americans has now set a 14th record under Trump. When Trump became president in January 2017, 152,076,000 Americans were employed. Last month, that number grew to a record 156,945,000, a gain of 4,869,000 in two years. 


1/4/19: Manufacturing industry post  biggest annual job gain in 20 years.


2/1/19: Worker wage gains just broke 3% for the first time in more than 10 years.


2/1/19:  The U.S. gained 304,000 new jobs in January, shattering expectations. 


2/12/19: US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million.


3/8/19:  Unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent to 3.8%.


3/8/19:  Wages climbed to 3.4%, the biggest gain since the end of the last recession in 2009.


3/20/19:  The U.S. economy has added jobs for a record best 101 consecutive months. 


4/5/19: Trump's presidency has created over 5 million new jobs since his election victory in November 2016.  


4/5/19:  U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month.


4/11/19: U.S. jobless claims drop to the lowest level since 1969.




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