If you listen to Trump and his Republican party, you would think the United States of America is worse than a third world country. Yes, there is always room for progress, but considering the most recent economic report, things are not as bad as they would have you believe.
The economy added 161,000 jobs in October, a solid gain, suggesting it is maintaining its healthy and steady pace.
Jobs added during the previous month were also revised up substantially by the Labor Department. It is the last look at the health of the economy for Americans voters before they cast their ballots next week.
Unemployment fell a tick to 4.9%. That’s down by half since 2009, when unemployment peaked at 10%.
October’s gains marked the 73rd consecutive month of job gains for the U.S. economy.