Good News! The US adds 263K jobs; unemployment at 49-year low at 3.6%

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks ago

    The US adds robust 263K jobs; unemployment at a 49-year low at 3.6%
    April's jobs report showed that solid economic growth is still encouraging strong hiring nearly a decade into the economy's recovery. https://on.wgrz.com/2VaiP9b

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      I hope that can help the numbers of people experiencing homelessness in unsheltered locations increased for a second straight year by 9%.  At least tent cities people have 2 or 3 jobs to juggle.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        I am sure it does in many ways.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image75
          Castlepalomaposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          Pew research center survey countries, that asked... is their country better off today than 50 years ago. All told, a majority of respondents in these 20 countries said they were better off.However, the U.S. wasn’t one of them.

          One in five American households have ‘zero or negative’ wealth.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

            Or 'zero or negative' expectations, derived from constantly being told they are poor.

            Fact is that it is easier to live today than it was 50 years ago.  Far easier, and without taking charity.  Even at the very bottom of the pay scale it is still easier to live.  Problem is that people have decided they require a house full of luxuries in order to survive today; luxuries that were either rare or nonexistent 50 years ago.

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
              Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

              You are spot on..."you can't take it with you." Happiness cannot be bought.

            2. Castlepaloma profile image75
              Castlepalomaposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

              Sure, most brainwashed people today, will live beyond theirs means, not like 50 years ago. I'm lucky, never got caught up on a 5 days on two days off job. Yet, most did get stuck and along with the national debt and their cuts at $ 60,000 average debt for every man women and child. Plus, most did not have personal debt, like most do today. 50 years ago, most had saving accounts, most houses were paid for or shortly paid for, unlike today.

              Rarely seen a drunken bum in an alley way, today panhandles every where you go and food stamps for every third person. Every Major city has a tent city.  Cost of living is 10 times greater in general. Did the wages match? no. At least GEO wages went from 25 times greater than the average persons to 600 times greater today and luxuries they have, vs. have nots.  Don't believe the fake numbers Trump and gang gives you. Look at the writing on the wall.

              1. NinjaNeko profile image61
                NinjaNekoposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                Move out of the democrat state. Red States are performing better. Too much Socialism.

                1. Castlepaloma profile image75
                  Castlepalomaposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I've been moving out between two places. PEI Canada and Columbia. Where the people have more power than the Goverment. I choose no evil vs lesser of the two evils.

                  1. NinjaNeko profile image61
                    NinjaNekoposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Then why are you meddling in our affairs? You don't like it when we meddle in yours. Stay out of it. It's quite clear you have no idea what's going on, and you're quite misinformed and ill educated.

      2. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Always have been homeless, always will be. Plenty of jobs and opportunity in America. I will say sanctuary cities are not helping the problem or further addressing the problem of the mentally ill that fall through the cracks.

    2. Don W profile image84
      Don Wposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Agreed. The fact the current administration has managed to continue the reduction in unemployment rate which started in 2010, is definitely good news:

      https://hubstatic.com/14514043.png

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Overall, it is great news.

        1. Ken Burgess profile image91
          Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          It is, and it should be getting a lot of positive coverage...

          We are over two years into the Trump Presidency... so this is all his Administration's doing, he deserves all the accolades.

          He rolled back Obama regulations, got America out of TPP and Paris Accord agreements that would have crushed the American Middle Class, has re-worked NAFTA and told China its free ride is over.

          Every positive economic outcome has everything to do with his Administration, in spite of the resistance from Congress and the poor decisions of the previous administrations.

          1. Don W profile image84
            Don Wposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

            "Every positive economic outcome has everything to do with his Administration"

            Falls in unemployment are always good news, but unless I have misunderstood the above statement, it's hard to describe it as anything other than a lie.

            As I pointed out, the unemployment rate started falling in 2010 and continued to fall from 2010 - 2016. So continuing that trend is great, but it is a continuation nonetheless.

            Is it so hard to acknowledge that at least one of those positive outcomes you mention did as a matter of fact start, and continue for 6 years, under the previous administration?

            Why would someone even try to pretend that's not the case? It's literally a matter of public record. And why does even good news have to include untruths? I'm not being facetious, that's a serious question. Just seems very strange to me.

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
              Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

              Good news is good news.

              1. Don W profile image84
                Don Wposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                "Good news is good news."

                Yes, and lying is lying.

                Falling unemployment is good. But the statement "Every positive economic outcome has everything to do with [the current] Administration" is a lie.

                I'm sure you wouldn't want anyone to mistakenly think the above statement is accurate.

                1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
                  Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                  It's good news no matter how it is dissected or scrutinized. More people are working. That is awesome.

                  1. Don W profile image84
                    Don Wposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                    "It's good news no matter how it is dissected or scrutinized."

                    And acknowledging good news doesn't preclude pointing out a lie.

                    A ten-year continuous fall in unemployment rates is great, but there is no need to lie about the origins of that positive outcome.

                    Do you believe it necessary for anyone to lie about such a simple truth?

              2. promisem profile image97
                promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                When the unemployment rate dropped from 9.8% to 4.7% under Obama, the far right including people on here would shriek that the numbers were all lies.

                They sure didn't trumpet the "good news" then.

                Funny how those lies under Obama have become the truth under Trump.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Perhaps because employment didn't rise nearly as far as unemployment dropped; the result of not counting those people without work but no longer drawing unemployment.

                  Funny how the whole story isn't being told here...

                  1. promisem profile image97
                    promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Funny how the response has nothing to do with provable facts.

          2. promisem profile image97
            promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

            The unemployment rate:

            1. Dropped under Obama from 9.8% to 4.7% after he inherited a massive recession.

            2. Has dropped under Trump from 4.7% to 3.9% after he inherited a booming economy.

            Which President deserves more accolades?

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

              1.  It dropped after he inherited a massive recession...and spent a trillion dollars buying his way out of it - the tried and true method that has been used in the past.  It didn't fall very fast, and was still high when Obama left, but it dropped.

              2.  It dropped under Trump to the lowest we've seen in decades, after he inherited a very slowly (slowest in history) recovering economy.  It was hardly "booming".

              Odd how those two, very pertinent, facts were left out, isn't it?  That the recovery was extremely slow, and that Trump produced the lowest unemployment we've seen in a long, long time.

              1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
                Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                Good points!

                1. promisem profile image97
                  promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Great points as long as they have nothing to do with facts, logic and reality.

                  Great points for people who put party above country.

              2. promisem profile image97
                promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                Irrelevent and misleading as usual.

                1. "It didn't fall very fast, and was still high when Obama left". A decline from 9.8% to 4.7% is not fast and still high? Seriously?

                2. How is a massive decline in the unemployment rate and a massive jump in the stock market not evidence of a booming economy?

                Trump is holding onto the Obama economy with a massive tax cut that is skyrocketing the deficit and national debt.

                But fake conservatives on here keep avoiding that point, don't they?

                Anyone can deny the truth by corrupting logic and truth.

                1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
                  Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Good news is unemployment is down.

                  1. promisem profile image97
                    promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Unemployment has been going down since Obama took over the Oval Office from George Bush.

                    Do you give credit to Obama for the massive decline in unemployment during his Presidency?

                  2. Kenna McHugh profile image90
                    Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                    I like Learn to Live's answer.

                2. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                  That is correct.  4.7% unemployment is high.  Seriously.

                  A massive jump in the stock market is evidence of a booming economy.  Particularly after everyone predicted another recession when Trump was elected and the market skyrocketed instead.

                  1. promisem profile image97
                    promisemposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

                    No, it's not. The long-term average is 5.75%.

                    https://ycharts.com/indicators/unemployment_rate

                    I don't see what "everyone predicted another recession when Trump was elected" has to do with the facts I posted about unemployment under Obama and Trump.

    3. Sychophantastic profile image85
      Sychophantasticposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Why do you believe that figure?

    4. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      This is wonderful news, and hard to look at in any other light... Very happy with the way our economy continues to boom. Thank you for a positive post.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Sharlee, Thank you.

  2. Live to Learn profile image82
    Live to Learnposted 7 weeks ago

    As evidenced here, no matter how good the news some will find reasons to complain.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Trump unemployment rate of 3.6 is one of the worst hoaxes of modern times. Like his claim of global warming is a chinese hoaxe. 

      The red pill, which is said to be a symbol of his “desire to return to reality.” There's no blue pill presented, however. Red pill and blue pill have become slang for accepting truth even though it's difficult, or rejecting it to cling to a comfortable falsehood.

      1. Live to Learn profile image82
        Live to Learnposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Whatever.

    2. Sychophantastic profile image85
      Sychophantasticposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Why do you believe it is good news and why do you believe that what is being presented - the unemployment rate - is true, particularly given this administration's consistent penchant for saying things to make itself look good?

      1. Castlepaloma profile image75
        Castlepalomaposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        I wish I could play back the UN crowd laughing together at Trumps speach about his administration economics record being the best in American history.

        The real unemployment is anywhere from 18 to 20%. Don’t believe the 5.6. Don’t believe it. That’s right. A lot of people out there can’t get jobs.” And in May 2016: ”You hear a 5% unemployment rate. It’s such a phony number. That number was put in for presidents and for politicians so that they look good to the people.” A month after his victory in the US presidential elections, he was still sticking to his guns: “The unemployment number, as you know, is totally fiction.” Pre election even Trump himself said Obama's umployment record is more like 20% to 40%. What makes Americans think he will be honest again?

        1. Sychophantastic profile image85
          Sychophantasticposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          Oh, that's right. Remember when Obama touted his unemployment record? Republicans said the real unemployment rate was 30%.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image75
            Castlepalomaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            If there is 263,000 new jobs under Trump.
            What is Trump going to do, when totally legalized marijuana becomes legal. There will be triple that amount like 780,000 mostly decent human being, looking for jobs when released from prisons per year. More than all violent criminals combined.

            What are those poor lawyers, judges, police, prison guards, chemo oncologist, drug cartels, pharmaceutical employees and etc (mostly useless jobs) going to do for jobs?. Not a bad post to open up.

            1. DoubleScorpion profile image78
              DoubleScorpionposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Castle,

              If all pot type products were legalized nationwide, the number of jobs would jump dramatically. The folks you mentioned would still have a job as well, because there will always be crime.
              But, with the legalization of Cannabis and Hemp products, we would see an increase in farm, retail, construction material, textile, fuels, manufacturing, etc. job areas. We would also see a large increase in tax revenue. So...even though I am not a person who uses the THC product, I am very pro-legalization.
              -M

              1. Castlepaloma profile image75
                Castlepalomaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                I'm more with you on this. I'm playing a Devil's advocate. Prohibitions and wars on drugs will never works, for instance in the last 85 years where drugs wins times a 1000. It's only create more salvery and crimes all round. Prisoners have increased by 10 times in the last 40 years. Butt, who really cares, besides enableing  the wealthy greed and creating more insanity.

              2. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                While we would see some small retail shops going up, because of the way it will be set up, the rest of the employment gain probably won't happen.

                Farms, for instance, won't produce corn anymore - they'll switch to hemp.  Construction materials from hemp will simply replace other products, with no net gain in employment.  Same for textiles, fuel and all the rest of it - any job gain will be offset by job loss in the products being replaced.

                1. DoubleScorpion profile image78
                  DoubleScorpionposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I don't agree with your assessments...as it would imply that we would no longer have a need for corn, or cotton, or various forms of fuels...
                  Now, for somethings it may replace it, as in certain fuels or plastics...and some types of construction materials, but it wouldn't be able to completely replace all of them...at least not yet. So it would create more jobs at least for a time period.
                  There would also be jobs created in refining, manufacturing, packaging and a few others areas besides just a few retail stores. I know a few folks in Washington state that are in the business and there are more than a few areas that it creates jobs.
                  But, you are correct that over time, it would eliminate some other jobs as it would replace them.
                  -M

              3. promisem profile image97
                promisemposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                I respectfully suggest you look up the stats for hospitalizations, car crashes, addictions and other problems that have increased in states that legalized marijuana.

                Legalization will increase costs to society while increasing the revenues you describe.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  There is little doubt that auto accidents, as well as other accidents, will rise.  It is well documented that people high on pot do not have the same responses or abilities as those that are not.

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image75
                    Castlepalomaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Colorado has been 90% more positive overall from legalized marijuana. As far as the number of highway deaths involving Colorado drivers who had marijuana in their system grew again in 2017, a new state study shows.

                    At the same time, traffic fatalities in which drivers had enough marijuana in their bloodstream to be deemed legally impaired dropped sharply, from 52 in 2016 to 35 last year.

                    The reason for this seeming contradiction: Marijuana can remain in the bloodstream for weeks, so a positive blood test may not mean a driver was stoned at the time of a deadly crash

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks ago

    First, did you read the article?  The short article speaks nothing about Trump or Obama. It states "... the government reported that the U.S. economy grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the January-March period — the strongest pace for a first quarter since 2015."

    Hubbers are making their own comments about the past and previous Presidents, which has nothing to do with the article.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks ago

    Don, Did you read the article? The article speaks of this last quarter, which was not expected so it is good news.

    1. Don W profile image84
      Don Wposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      And did you read the statement I'm replying to?

      Ken's statement was: "Every positive economic outcome has everything to do with [the current] Administration".

      That is demonstrably false.

      So (again) low unemployment is great, but Ken's statement suggesting the previous administration played no part in a 10 year downward trend in unemployment, is false.

      I don't think acknowledging good news prevents us from also calling out falsehoods where we see them.

      Also, I'm genuinely interested to understand how someone could seemingly be so entrenched that they are willing to distort reality rather than acknowledge that the previous administration played a role in the downward trend in unemployment rates. That seems rather bizarre, and somewhat extreme to me.

      1. Matchbanker profile image60
        Matchbankerposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        sure you are right

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    California has a law about driving under the influence of any drug or alcohol. The law is there for a reason. A police officer spoke to the school's PTA and reported Washington and Colorado has higher auto accidents related to marijuana.

    I know marijuana impairs peoples thought process. I observed a couple trying to figure out which brand of coffee to buy while stoned out of their minds. They are probably still in the grocery aisle trying to figure it out. These poor souls don't even realize their predicament. It's sad.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Funny how pot is a mind drug. Yet as stone as they maybe, they have more sense more often,  not to drive til it wears off than a drunk on alcohol. Your Colorado and California accident stats are greatly debatable. Yet cherry picking questionable of the 10% possible negatives of marrijanna. Has been  politicans best con artist job for 85 years. Trump rather kill illegal good horticulturists at the boarder than switch sales at home.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        They and they should know what they are doing while stoned.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image75
          Castlepalomaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          They are not crisp on weed, still knowing what they doing. Have you ever gone to big outdoor marrijanna festival. More laughing than any place I have ever been. No fighting , no vandizing, no throwing up and  party til late and get up on time for work. Not the same story on alcohol.

 
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