US employers went on a surprising hiring spree in December

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  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    Jan. 5, 2019 10:51 p.m.

    @BYU NATION

    “Thank you President Trump. You are an American hero!”

    No, he’s not. The thousands of men and women deployed in harms way around the globe are heroes. The members of the U. S. Coast Guard who continue to protect and defend our coastal waters, without pay, are heroes. Cadet Bone Spurs is not an American hero.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 11:34 a.m.

    @at long last
    " little things like workforce participation rate, unemployment rate, status of the economy at each time period."

    Workforce participation rate? If we aren't adding jobs faster than we were under Obama (ruling out addition of jobs as the source of the change in this) then the gains here are symptoms of something else.

    Unemployment rate? That was trending better for years before Trump got in and has (understandably) flattened this past year.

    Status of the economy? GDP growth in 2017 was near the Obama average. GDP growth in 2018 will be near Obama's best year (which was +2.9%) but in 2018 my retirement account and that of most other people lost over 5% (vs 12% gains in both 2016 under Obama and 2017 under Trump) so I'd love to know who was actually making gains this year because it sure wasn't the average American.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Jan. 5, 2019 8:00 a.m.

    Frozen Fractals, if you cannot distinguish the differences you are incapable of rational discussion. Give Trump and his approach to economic growth, compared to Obama's, a little credit here. Y'know, little things like workforce participation rate, unemployment rate, status of the economy at each time period. Yeah, little things like that. I could go on, but you SHOULD be able to understand what I mean. . .

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2019 7:32 p.m.

    "Thank you President Trump. You are an American hero!"

    For job growth rates (in 2018) that are similar to the average in Obama's second term?

  • BYU NATION Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 4, 2019 12:22 p.m.

    Thank you President Trump. You are an American hero!