The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits continued to plummet to record lows this week, with fewer workers filing claims than any point in over 44 years.
Leading economists had predicted that 224,000 Americans would seek assistance in June, but actual claims dropped to just 218,000; smashing records and signaling a healthy US economy heading into the third quarter of 2018.
“The labor market is considered to be close to or at full employment, with the jobless rate at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. The unemployment rate has dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point this year. It is near the Federal Reserve’s forecast of 3.6 percent by the end of this year,” writes CNBC.
The strong economic data comes just hours after the US Treasury confirmed it had taken in a record-smashing tax haul in the first fiscal months of 2018; breaking previous highs by $50 billion in personal income tax.
ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES: Chipotle Announces BIG BONUSES, MORE BENEFITS after GOP Tax Cuts
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s dire predictions of “doom and gloom” continued to unravel this week, with Mexican food giant Chipotle announcing big bonuses and expanded benefits for its workers in the aftermath of the GOP-led tax cuts.
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the new policies Wednesday, saying the quick-service restaurant was “rolling out benefits” to all of its 71,000 employees; extending stock bonuses, cash payouts, as well as paid parental leave.
According to Fox Business, qualified hourly and full-time employees will receive a bonus of $1,000 with some eligible for stock bonuses and grants to buy-back into the corporation.
Chipotle cites the recently passed GOP tax cuts as a prime factor behind the revised compensation packages.
“Other offerings will include accelerated training programs, and additional paid parental leave for everyone, from hourly managers to salaried employees,” writes Fox. “The company also added life insurance and short-term disability insurance coverage for hourly restaurant managers.”
Chipotle joins a growing list of American-based corporations -such as AT&T, Disney, Starbucks, Walmart, Home Depot, UPS, Visa, and others- to pay out big bonuses and raise wages after President Trump signed the sweeping tax overhaul into law late last-year.
ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES: FedEx Announces $3.2 BILLION in Raises, Bonuses
The dire liberal predictions of doom and gloom following the recently passed GOP tax cuts continued to evaporate Friday, as shipping giant FedEx announced its plan to increase wages across the country and pay out big bonuses to American-based workers.
According to the New York Post, the nationwide shipping corporation unveiled its new plan to pay out over $200 million in increased wages, pledging two-thirds of the fund towards hourly employees and the rest to be doled out using performance metrics and time-served in the company.
FedEx also vowed to invest another $1.5 billion in the corporation’s benefits package and an addition $1.5 billion for its American transportation hubs.
“FedEx believes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely increase GDP and investment in the United States,” said a statement on the company’s website.
The announcement makes the shipping giant the latest American-based corporation to reinvest in the US economy following the passage of the GOP tax cuts.
AT&T, Starbucks, Disney, Home Depot, Walmart, American Airlines, Visa, and others have all raised wages and payed out big bonuses within weeks of President Trump signing the sweeping GOP tax legislation into law.