• February Jobs Report Underwhelms, but Economy Remains Strong

    February Jobs Report Underwhelms, but Economy Remains Strong

    On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employers added 20,000 jobs in February, falling well below expert predictions that estimated 180,000 jobs added.

    While this number can and should be higher, the report also reflects that the job market in general is still strong; posting 101 consecutive months of job creation, showing a steady increase of wages for Americans.

    More Americans are employed than ever before.

    The report showed that the unemployment rate fell from 4 percent in January READ MORE...

  • Despite Government Shutdown, Job Growth Soars in January

    Despite Government Shutdown, Job Growth Soars in January


    The U.S. economy has rolled expert predictions yet again.

    On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that
    employers added 304,000 jobs in January, crushing expert predictions that
    estimated only 170,000 jobs.

    This shows the continued strength of the U.S. economy, even in spite of the uncertainty created by the government shutdown.  

    In addition to this being the 100th straight month of job
    creation, the labor force participation rose for the fifth straight month, and
    workers READ MORE...

  • October Showed Huge Economic Gains. Here’s How Congress Can Keep It Going.

    October Showed Huge Economic Gains. Here’s How Congress Can Keep It Going.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics shattered expert predictions on Friday, reporting that the economy added 250,000 new jobs in the month of October. The labor force participation rate also climbed, unemployment stayed at a record low, and the number of employed Americans stands at a record high.

    The economy saw gains in crucial sectors like manufacturing (+32,000 jobs), construction (+30,000 jobs), transportation and warehousing (+25,000 jobs), leisure and hospitality (+42,000 jobs), professional READ MORE...

  • Migrant Caravan and the US Immigration System

    Migrant Caravan and the US Immigration System

    For the second time this year, a caravan of migrants is making its way through Mexico toward the U.S. southern border.

    President Donald Trump has said the caravan will not be allowed into the United States, and vowed to send the U.S. military to assist in securing the border if necessary.

    Ana Quintana and David Inserra of The Heritage Foundation have been closely following the issue. I sat down with them to get their thoughts.

    Timothy Doescher: This caravan seems to be well-organized and READ MORE...

  • As Summer Comes to an End, the Economy Is Hot as Ever

    As Summer Comes to an End, the Economy Is Hot as Ever

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced another solid jobs report Friday, reporting that in August, the U.S. exceeded expert predictions by creating 201,000 jobs. The unemployment rate stayed at a near-record low of 3.9 percent.

    This year’s string of healthy jobs reports is consistent with other factors that indicate a robust economy. For instance, small business confidence is at its highest level in decades, the factory READ MORE...

  • 3 Million People Have Found Jobs Since Trump Took Office

    The good economic news just keeps rolling in.

    On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a positive May jobs report, announcing the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate reached its lowest level since 2000, dipping to 3.8 percent.

    While this report shatters expert predictions by nearly 30,000 jobs and continues to show signs of a strong economy, it also makes clear that as people continue to leave the workforce, employers will need to step up their game in order to attract READ MORE...

  • Low Unemployment Rate Proves Pro-Growth Policies Work

    Low Unemployment Rate Proves Pro-Growth Policies Work

    The very positive April jobs report supports the idea that pro-growth policies are the best way to create more jobs, and attract more people into the workforce to fill them.

    In April, the U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs (slightly lower than experts’ predictions) and the unemployment rate reached its lowest level in over 17 years, at 3.9 percent. That’s down from 4.8 percent, the rate when President Donald Trump took office. In addition to this, the U.S. is setting employment records for African-Americans, READ MORE...

  • Jobs Are Booming, but Tariffs Could Be Bad News

    Jobs Are Booming, but Tariffs Could Be Bad News

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered some good economic news this morning, announcing that the economy added 313,000 jobs in February.

    This came in the bureau’s Employment Situation Summary, and provides strong evidence to support the White House’s pro-growth policies and encourage more of the same.

    In addition to the job boost, the unemployment rate remained at a low 4.1 percent (the lowest since 2000), and many of the jobs created were in the crucial construction, manufacturing, and mining READ MORE...