The US economy continued to soar under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress this summer, with new data showing the average American credit score hitting an all-time high.
According to CNBC, the average national credit score spiked to 704 according to FICO. The ratings range from 300 to 850.
“Average credit scores most recently bottomed at 686 during the housing crisis about a decade ago, when there was a sharp increase in foreclosures,” writes CNBC.
“As we’ve gotten further from the Great Recession, lenders are increasingly competing for new card volume, and part of that is loosening their underwriting criteria in order to be more competitive,” said one industry insider.
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GREAT AGAIN: 95% of Manufacturers ‘OPTIMISTIC’ about Economy, Highest IN HISTORY
A stunning new survey by industry insiders revealed Wednesday that over 95% of American-based manufacturers have a “positive outlook” about the US economy and future growth potential.
The survey, released by the National Association of Manufacturers, shows a staggering 95.1% of those in the industry are optimistic about the US recovery heading into the third quarter of 2018; the highest level seen in the report’s twenty year history.
“Last year, manufacturers promised that we would deliver for our people and our communities if tax reform became law. Congress and the president delivered, and now manufacturers are keeping our promise: hiring new workers, raising wages, improving benefits, buying equipment and expanding right here in the United States. And the best part is, with manufacturers’ record-setting confidence and plans to keep hiring and growing, more good news is yet to come,” said a statement from NAM President Jay Timmons.
GREAT AGAIN: American Jobless Claims PLUMMET to 45 YEAR LOW
The US economy continues to soar under President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress, with jobless claims dropping to just 221,000 in the first days of February; the lowest figures seen since March of 1973.
The 45-year-low signals the American recovery is in full-swing following years of low GDP growth and stagnant wages. Economists cite the recent gains as a direct result of a strong job growth and the President’s recently signed overhaul of the nation’s overly complicated tax system.
According to MarketWatch, the stunning numbers are a result of “big declines” in unemployment claims in Missouri, California, and New York; a result of 200,000 new private payroll jobs in January and an unemployment rate hovering at just 4.1%.
“Even better, the long-awaited uptick in worker wages might be in the offing. The yearly increase in hourly pay rose to a nine-year high of 2.9%,” MarketWatch adds.
The rosy economic outlook comes as major American corporations -such as AT&T, Walmart, Disney, Starbucks, American Airlines, Home Depot, FedEx, UPS, Visa, and others- announced their plans to raise wages, expand benefits, and pay out big bonuses in the wake of the GOP-led tax cuts late last-year.