October 22, 2018

CNN Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Rate the US Economy Positively, And Yet…

A new CNN poll contains a significant data point that ought to be very good news for President Trump and the Republican Party.  Under their stewardship, the US economy is thriving.  Americans recognize the progress and are increasingly inclined to credit the GOP for it.  In the new survey, fully 69 percent of respondents rate […]

201,000 Jobs Added in August, Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 201,000 in August, an increase from last month’s downwardly revised reading of 147,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate remained at 3.9%. Private service-providing industries gained 178,000 jobs, led by professional and business services and education and health services, which both added 53,000 jobs. […]

Hispanic Unemployment Rate Reaches Record Low Two Months in a Row.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday the Hispanic unemployment rate sunk to a record low in the month of July — marking two consecutive months where this figure hit all-time lows. The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped from a previous record of 4.6 to 4.5 percent in July. President Donald Trump has made job creation for […]

US Economy Grew At 4.1 Percent Rate In Second Quarter Of 2018

The U.S. economy grew at the strongest rate in roughly four years in the second quarter of 2018, matching economists’ high growth expectations heading into Friday’s announcement. Gross domestic product — the total value of all final goods and services in the U.S. economy — grew at a 4.1 percent rate in the second quarter, […]

Hispanic Unemployment Reaches Record Low, Media Praise Labor Force Rate.

The June jobs report has a lot of rosy details in it. For instance, Hispanic unemployment is at a new low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.6%, down from its May level of 4.9%. Before June’s record, the lowest […]

TRUMP BOOM: Record-Low Unemployment Rate As Economy Picks Up 223,000 Jobs.

On Friday, President Trump hinted that a solid jobs report was forthcoming: Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2018 This violated a longstanding taboo against the president biasing the markets in advance of the report’s release. But Trump wasn’t wrong to be excited, […]

Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9 Percent–The Lowest on Record Since December 2000.

U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last month, up from an upwardly revised 135,000 in March. The unemployment rate fell […]

Venezuela Banned Guns. Now Their Murder Rate Is Skyrocketing.

Want an example of how dangerous gun prohibition for citizens can be? Try Venezuela, where since April 2017 at least 163 pro-democracy protesters have been murdered by the Maduro dictatorship. In 2012, the Venezuelan National Assembly, which was dominated by communists, passed the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law.” The bill was clear that […]

The US economy created 103,000 jobs in March; Unemployment rate remains at 4.1 percent.

President Trump has focused heavily on tariffs, which worries some employers. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh) The US economy created 103,000 jobs in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent and wage growth rose slightly by 2.7 percent from March 2017. There is now a job […]

Look at the Crime Rate in This US Town Where Guns Are Required by Law.

There’s One US Town Where Guns Are Required by Law While many politicians are scrambling to curb the Second Amendment rights of Americans in an effort to ensure public safety, one U.S. town has had the opposite approach for decades: require all residents to have a gun. According to local law in Kennesaw, Georgia, “every […]

Prosperity: January Jobs Report Beats Expectations With 200K Jobs Added, Wages Grow at Fastest Rate in Years.

Somewhere, Nancy Pelosi is chewing the inside of her cheek as she glares icily at a life-size Donald Trump ‘FatHead’ decal she’s plastered onto the ceiling over her bed.  Yes, friends, the news for the US economy and American workers is that good.  In all seriousness, the January jobs report isn’t a blockbuster, but it’s […]

Black unemployment rate falls to record low.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 6.8 percent unemployment rate for black workers in December, the lowest in the 45 years the data has been tracked. Unemployment overall was 4.1 percent. Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The black unemployment […]

BREAKING: Somali Refugees Arriving in U.S. at Highest Rate Ever in First Two Months of FY 2017

Somali refugees are arriving in the United States at the highest rate ever in the first two months of Fiscal Year 2017, according to the State Department’s interactive website. Between October 1, 2016, the beginning of the fiscal year, and December 7, 2016, a total of 2,775 Somali refugees have arrived in the United States. […]

Cuban-Americans Voted for Trump at Higher Rate than ‘White’ Americans

While “White” American voters supported Trump at a rate of 56%, Cuban American voters went for the Republican candidate at a rate of 58%–or perhaps even higher. Gosh? What could possibly account for such deplorable behavior? Well, if the quip “you had to be there” applies anywhere, it’s in explaining the voting habits of Americans […]

The Black Lives That DON’T Matter To The Left: Chicago Murder Rate Among Blacks Skyrockets

While the Left continues to stand on the graves of African-Americans who have died in officer-involved shootings, every week in Chicago there are dozens of new graves for blacks, particularly young black males, largely ignored by Black Lives Matter activists and Democratic leaders. The reason, of course, is the anti-police “systemic racism” narrative, which the devastating facts involving gang violence and black-on-black crime in […]

China Buying American Companies at Record Rate

From the Business Insider: Here’s a story you’ll be hearing about a lot this year. Chinese companies have been buying up foreign businesses — including American ones — at a record rate, and it’s freaking out lawmakers. There is General Electric’s sale of its appliance business to Qingdao-based Haier, Zoomlion’s bid for the heavy-lifting-equipment maker Terex Corporation, […]

Unemployment Rate Reported at 5 Percent — but Here’s the Other Key Number Left Out of Many Reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs, the most since December. The unemployment rate dipped to a fresh seven-year low of 5 percent. The burst of hiring across a range of industries came as companies shrugged off slower overseas growth and a […]

94,513,000 Americans Not in the LABOR FORCE; Participation Rate Again Matches 38 Year Low

The number of Americans not participating in the work force exceeded 94 million for the third time in a row last month, according to new government data released Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 94,513,000 people (ages 16 and over) were neither employed nor had made specific efforts to find work in the […]

MCKIM: IS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BEHIND SOARING U.S. MURDER RATE?

Just after reporting how murders in next door Mexico have soared, so that there are now more than the combined war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, we learn, much to the surprise of law enforcement officials, that murders in U.S. big cities are soaring as well. Could there be a connection to illegal immigration? Ya […]

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