CWF in Townhall

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Permalink

Today, Townhall published an article by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article, “This Labor Day, Workers Have Much to Celebrate,” is about actions by the Trump Administration that have helped American workers:

“Despite what the media might say, American workers are thriving under the Trump economy. Today, the unemployment rate of 3.7% is at its lowest since 1952. July marked the 17th straight month that the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%.

In addition, the number of long-term unemployed Americans is at its lowest since June 2007, and unemployment rates for minorities also remain at or near historic lows.

Over 5 million jobs have been created since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, and today, job openings exceed the number of job seekers. The United States also has 3.2% wage growth. Wage growth has been at or above 3% for a year. In contrast, prior to this year, April 2009 was the last time wage growth had reached 3%.

These successes are largely due to the deregulatory and low tax policies of the Trump administration and the hard work of the American people. But there are additional pro-worker policies the Trump administration is advancing that you might not have heard about.”

To read the entire article, please click here.