Report: 2019 Will Likely See Annual Worst Job Growth Since 2010
According to MSNBC, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported job gains of 136,000 for the month of September, coming in short of the 147,000 jobs that had been projected.
Under President Donald Trump, job growth has slowed though unemployment numbers have remained remarkably low.
“Trump has now been in office for 32 full months – February 2017 through September 2019 – and in that time, the economy has created 6.03 million jobs,” MSNBC reported. “In the 32 months preceding Trump’s presidency – June 2014 to January 2017 – the economy created 7.16 million jobs.”
The White House often touts the U.S. economy under Trump as exceedingly strong, with the president claiming “that he’s overseeing the strongest domestic job growth in American history.”
The numbers tell a different story. MSNBC said the U.S economy has added 1.45 million jobs, putting “on track to be the worst year for domestic job creation since 2010.”