• 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 and business services (+35,000 jobs), and mining (+5,000 jobs). 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 well-funded. But many on the left seem to ignore that and say, “This is an organic march of people who are just looking for a better life in America.” What have you observed? 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 sector is expanding at the quickest pace in 14 years, and construction spending is up 5.8 percent from this time last year. 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 workers to fill open positions. 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, women, Hispanics, and workers without high school diplomas. 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 sectors. The civilian labor force rose by over 800,000, and the labor force participation rate increased by three-tenths of a point over the month to 63 percent. READ MORE...