2018 Was the Year of the American Worker Thanks to President Trump

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Thanks to President Trump, 2017 was the year of the stock market with records being set almost every week. But, economist Stephan Moore says that 2018 was the year of the worker.

The American worker took a terrible drubbing during the Obama years, with manufacturing jobs disappearing before our very eyes. And what was Obama’s answer? He said that manufacturing jobs were never coming back and he asked what magic wand did Trump have?

“When somebody says like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back. Well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s uh-uh no answer to it. He just says. “I’m going to negotiate a better deal.” Well how?

How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

“In October, employment in manufacturing increased by 32,000,” BLS said in its monthly employment report released today. “Most of the increase occurred in durable goods manufacturing, with a gain in transportation equipment (+10,000). Manufacturing has added 296,000 jobs over the year, largely in durable goods industries.”

CNS News reported:

Manufacturing jobs in the United States increased by 32,000 in October and have now increased by 434,000 during the presidency of Donald Trump, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In December 2016, the month before Trump was inaugurated, there were 12,351,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. In October 2018, there were 12,785,000—amounting to a gain of 434,000 over the past 22 months.