Two-thirds of country add more jobs under Trump administration

Bowen Xiao
By Bowen Xiao
July 21, 2017USshare
Two-thirds of country add more jobs under Trump administration
A man enters a Shoe Carnival store with a "Now Hiring" sign in the front window. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Out of America’s 50 states, 33 have seen significant job increases from nonfarm jobs over the last year, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The unemployment rate continues to fall across the country as well. The unemployment rate for June 2017 was 4.4 percent compared to the same month last year, which was 4.9 percent.

President Donald Trump tweeted last week on July 15 that job numbers and the stock market have been increasing, despite the Russia collusion narrative from the mainstream “fake news.”

The states of Texas, California, and Florida have added the most new jobs in the past year. But this trend has continued from the ending days of the recession, The Hill reports.

Texas added 319,000 jobs in the past 12 months, while California added a further 261,000 new positions. Nevada also added 48,700 new jobs in the last year, spurring the quick job growth to 3.8 percent in the country.

No state experienced a statistically significant or major job loss in the past years, according to the BLS. Thirteen states have unemployment rates that are one full percentage point or more lower than the national 4.4 percent rate.

Just six states in the country have unemployment rates of 5 percent or higher.

Trump tweeted on July 21 announcing a new $4 billion investment with pharmaceutical companies Corning, Merck, and Pfizer that will add 4,000 jobs for Americans and boost manufacturing in the United States.

Data for Colorado and North Dakota showed a record low unemployment rate of only 2.3 percent each. This number is the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded in either state since BLS first began its state data tracking on unemployment, The Hill reports.

Both states also had the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

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