(Report) More Jobs Were Created In 2016, Than In 2017

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2016 saw the addition of about 2.2 million jobs, whereas 2017 came in around 2.1 million.

According to government statistics, 2016 saw slightly more growth in the jobs market than 2017, which likely came as a mild blow to President Donald Trump and appeared to surprise many Americans:

About 2.1 million jobs were created last year, down slightly from the 2.2 million that were added the year before, according to government estimates. But in a December HuffPost/YouGov poll, 41 percent of Americans said that more jobs were created in 2017 than in 2016, while just 24 percent thought 2016 was a better year. Another 35 percent weren’t sure.