In the News April 7, 2017

Trump’s Economy Sees Slight Uptick in New Jobs

Trump’s Economy Sees Slight Uptick in New Jobs

 

 

By Connor D. Wolf

The workforce saw a slight increase in employment growth with an additional 98,000 new jobs for the month of March, according to a federal report Friday.

President Donald Trump has overseen steady employment growth since entering office. The positive trend started in the final years of the last administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found in its latest jobs report that the trend continued with a slight uptick of 98,000 new jobs.

“Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 98,000,” the report stated. “The unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.5 percent in March, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 326,000 to 7.2 million. Both measures were down over the year.”

 

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