THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2018
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS DELIVERING RESULTS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS
“EVERY DAY, WE ARE LIFTING OUR FORGOTTEN AMERICANS OFF THE SIDELINES, OUT OF THE
MARGINS, AND BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE.” – PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
GETTING BACK TO WORK: PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S AGENDA IS DRIVING AN ECONOMIC
RESURGENCE THAT IS CREATING MORE AND MORE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AMERICAN
·President Trump’s pro-growth policies are creating millions of jobs and
generating historic economic opportunity, making now the perfect time to be an
oUnder President Trump, the number of job openings has surpassed the number of
job seekers for the first time on record.
oMore than 3.4 million jobs have been created since President Trump took office.
·The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in July 2018, marking only the eighth
time since 1970 that unemployment fell below 4.0 percent.
oAfrican-American and Hispanic unemployment rates have hit their lowest level on
record under President Trump.
oWomen’s unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years.
oUnemployment claims have fallen to a 49-year low.
·President Trump’s policies are lifting up hardworking Americans who have been
left behind and forgotten for too long.
oUnemployment for those who did not finish high school has fallen to a record
WORKING FOR ALL AMERICANS: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PRO-GROWTH ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE
GENERATING TREMENDOUS BENEFITS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND RAISING OPTIMISM TO NEW
·Nearly two-thirds of Americans say now is a good time to find a quality job,
according to Gallup.
·Thanks to President Trump’s tax cuts, American workers are taking home more of
their hard earned money.
·The percentage of American workers satisfied with their jobs has risen to 51
percent in 2017, the highest level since 2005, according to The Conference
·America’s blue collar workers are expressing renewed optimism under President
Trump, with a recent poll showing 85% believe their lives are heading in the
oIn the same poll conducted by The Harris Poll, 68% of blue collar workers
reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
BUILDING UP OUR WORKFORCE: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ENSURING THAT STUDENTS AND WORKERS
HAVE ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING THAT WILL EQUIP THEM TO COMPETE AND WIN IN
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.
·President Trump has established a National Council for the American Worker to
develop a National strategy for training and retraining America’s workers for
·Employers across the country have signed onto President Trump’s “Pledge to
America’s Workers” and have committed to train or retrain more than 4.2 million
workers and students.
·The Department of Labor recently unveiled a new website – apprenticeships.gov –
dedicated to connecting job seekers with apprenticeship programs across the
·President Trump signed the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
(Perkins CTE) which funds vocational and career-focused education programs.
oPresident Trump and his Administration worked hand in hand with Congress to
achieve the first reauthorization for Perkins CTE since 2006.
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