American Workers Are Prospering Under President Donald J. Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 4, 2018

AMERICAN WORKERS ARE PROSPERING UNDER PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

Recent reporting and commentary laud the tremendous progress of President
Trump’s pro-growth policies that are expanding opportunity and prosperity for
American workers.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. Workers Report Highest Job Satisfaction Since 2005

“Just more than half of U.S. workers—51%—said they were satisfied with their
jobs in 2017, the highest level since 2005, according to a new report from The
Conference Board, a business-research group. Over the past seven years,
Americans report feeling better about their pay along with a greater sense of
job security, both features of an economy with a low unemployment rate and a
long decline in layoffs.”

MARKETWATCH: American Manufacturers Growing at Fastest Pace in 14 years, ISM
Finds

“American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a
14-year high, according to a survey of industry executives. The Institute for
Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3%
last month from 58.1% in July. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast
the index to total 57.9%. Readings over 50% indicate more companies are
expanding instead of shrinking.”

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD: Happy in Their Work

“[A] new survey reveals that blue-collar workers may be the most optimistic
folks in America. Eighty-five percent say they see their lives heading in the
right direction. Conducted by the Harris Poll and commissioned by Express
Employment Professionals, a staffing company, the survey found that three of
four blue-collar workers call their jobs ‘a good career path.’ Four of five
agree that ‘my job provides a good living to financially support my family.’
Eighty-six percent say they are ‘satisfied’ with their jobs, and 90% are ‘proud’
of the work they do.”

SECRETARY OF LABOR ALEXANDER ACOSTA IN THE MIAMI HERALD: There are More
Opportunities for American Workers

“On Labor Day, we celebrate the accomplishments of the American workforce, a
record 156 million strong. Working Americans and American job seekers have an
economy that is creating family-sustaining jobs and the opportunities for a
brighter future. Our economy is best defined by one word: optimism.”

GARY BAUER IN WASHINGTON EXAMINER: For Labor Day, Trump Has Earned American
Workers’ Support

“The results have been seen in lower tax rates, fewer regulations, and a booming
economy. Second quarter GDP growth was just revised up to 4.2 percent … Not
surprisingly, minority unemployment rates are near record lows. Household income
is up and consumer confidence is the highest it has been in 18 years. The Trump
administration has also been holding other countries accountable for unfair
trade practices and is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.”

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW DAVID KREUTZER IN THE HILL: A
Great Day for Workers in America

“Thanks to tax cuts and reining in costly regulations, the economic sun is
shining in the United States. American firms are looking to make hay by
increasing investment and expanding production, and that is good for American
workers.”

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS IN THE HILL: Something to Celebrate This Labor Day: The State
of American Jobs and Workers

“As we approach Labor Day this year, the American worker truly has something to
celebrate. The U.S. unemployment rate as of July was 4.7 percent, the lowest it
has been in over thirty years. There are more Americans working today than at
any other time in the history of our country, with over 130 million employed.”

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