Attacks from the Left

December Marks Unexpected Job Growth

Trump promised us more jobs, and we’re getting them

According to a report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy added 312,000 jobs in December.

This is far higher than economists’ estimate of 176,000.

Job growth for October and November was revised to 247,000 and 176,000, respectively.

The stats for December are surprising considering recent warnings about an economic slowdown caused by factors including: trade tensions with China, the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase interest rates for a fourth time in 2018, and the partial government shutdown.

“The far bigger than expected 312,000 jump…would seem to make a mockery of market fears of an impending recession,” said economist Paul Ashworth, adding that the US economy “still has considerable forward momentum.”

As a whole, the US added 2.64 million jobs in 2018 (compared to 2.19 million in 2017 and 2.34 million in 2016).

Other stats from December:

  • Wages increased 3.2% compared to December 2017
  • Wages increased 0.4% compared to November 2018
  • Hourly earnings increased 0.4%
  • Average work week increased by 0.1 hours to reach 34.5 hours
  • Unemployment rate rose slightly to reach 3.9%

Leading the way in new jobs was the healthcare industry, which added 50,000 jobs during the month of December.

Other notable increases include:

  • Bars and restaurants with 41,000 jobs
  • Construction with 38,000 jobs
    Manufacturing with 2,000 jobs
    Retail with 24,000 jobs
    Government with 11,000 jobs

The Bureau’s report, combined with news of upcoming trade talks with China and suggestions the Fed could reconsider its plans to increase rates in 2019, contributed to a stock market surge that came as a relief to investors following record losses on Christmas Eve.

Attacks from the LeftBorder UpdatesElection NewsForeign PolicyMueller ReportUncategorized
One Comment
  • Stevseda
    12 October 2019 at 3:16 am
    Leave a Reply

    Viaga Suppliers Keflex Urinary Tract Infections Bacteria Resistance Buy Generic Progesterone Best Website With Free Shipping orlistat canada Azithromycin For Sale Online

  • Leave a Reply

    • The Biden Border Wall April 9, 2021
      Believe it or not, Biden Administration officials are thinking about resuming border wall construction along the US-Mexico border. “I think it’s great that they reversed themselves, but a lot of damage was done because we were gonna have that wall almost complete. You know, it delayed two and a half years because of lawsuits,” said […]
    • Biden’s New Executive Orders on Gun Control April 9, 2021
      President Biden announced six executive orders that aim to address what he calls the ongoing "gun violence public health epidemic" in America. One of the incoming actions will be regulation of "ghost guns" — makeshift weapons that can be assembled at home or ones without a serial number. Biden's executive orders come almost 80 days […]
    • Will Andrew Giuliani Replace Andrew Cuomo? April 9, 2021
      Andrew Giuliani, a former top aide to President Donald Trump and the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is "heavily considering" running for governor of New York against current governor Andrew Cuomo in 2022. "I plan to run," the 35-year-old said, adding that "outside of anybody named Trump," he thinks he has […]
    • Violent Axe-wielding Antifa Protester Arrested and Released Twice April 8, 2021
      Rangers from the Portland Parks and Recreation department were threatened by an Antifa protester carrying an axe and a paintball gun in downtown Portland. The man initially assaulted a bicyclist. He was arrested for multiple violent crimes, released, and then arrested again within 48 hours. Randy Allen Graves, 32, is facing numerous felonies and over […]
    • Biden Administration Stops Construction of “Racist” Highway April 6, 2021
      The Biden administration is pausing the construction of a major highway expansion in Houston, Texas, claiming that the project is racist and harmful to the environment. The project, which has been years in the making, was going to widen certain sections of Interstate 45. But the Department of Transportation invoked the Civil Rights Act of […]
    • Should You Boycott Delta Airlines? April 5, 2021
      I cannot participate in a boycott of Delta Airlines for becoming too political – in opposition to my views, of course.  That is because I avoid flying Delta like a plague – more than the current pandemic, in fact.  My avoidance is not political.  It is based on two factors – service and safety. I […]
    • Biden Turning Out to be the Liar-in-Chief April 5, 2021
      President Biden has never had a reputation for personal integrity. His history is marked with serious accusations of plagiarism – one so serious that he had to drop out of the 1987 presidential campaign. He has told audacious lies about his schooling. Biden claimed to be in the top quarter of his law class when […]
    • Why The Left Is Now Canceling Obama April 2, 2021
      Barack and Michelle Obama are the latest victims of cancel culture. Latino activists in the suburbs of Chicago are protesting the renaming of a local middle school after the 44th president of the United States because of his immigration policies. The issue was brought up earlier this week at a meeting at the Waukegan, Illinois […]
    • George Floyd’s Girlfriend Testifies That He Overdosed Months Before Death, Was With Drug Dealer During Arrest April 2, 2021
      George Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, discussed her deceased partner's history of drug abuse and battle with addiction in court on Thursday. Ross testified about how she met Floyd and their shared struggle with addiction and drug abuse. Her testimony comes as former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder, […]
    • Why Nursing Home Staff Are Not Getting Vaccinated April 1, 2021
      Up to 50% of nursing home staff in the United States have not received the COVID vaccine despite a federal pharmacy partnership that delivered roughly 8 million doses to more than 63,000 nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities.  In states like Arkansas, West Virginia, and South Dakota, that percentage falls to less than 33%. “We […]