The number of Americans in the workforce hit an all-time high in July; smashing expectations as the Democratic presidential primary season enters full-swing.
“The number of people employed in the United States hit a record 157,288,000 in July,” reports CNS News. “That was up 283,000 from the 157,005,000 employed in June.”
“According to the employment report, the civilian noninstitutional population in the United States was 259,225,000 in July. That included all people 16 and older who did not live in an institution (such as a prison, nursing home or long-term care hospital). Of that civilian noninstutional population, 163,351,000 were in the labor force, meaning that they either had a job or were actively seeking one during the last month. That equaled a labor force participation rate of 63.0 percent–an increase from 62.9 percent in June,” adds the website.
The report comes days after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession of 2008.
“The Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark rate by a quarter-point Wednesday as an insurance policy not against what’s wrong with the economy now, but what could go wrong in the future. It was the first rate cut by the central bank in a decade,” reports CNBC.
“Amid President Donald Trump’s intense political pressure and persistent market expectations, the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee dropped the target range for its overnight lending rate to 2% to 2.25%, or 25 basis points from the previous level,” adds the website.
“This action supports the Committee’s view that sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective are the most likely outcomes, but uncertainties about this outlook remain,” writes the Federal Open Market Committee.
Read the full report here.
'45 FEST': More than 100,000 People Hope to Hear Trump Speak, Atmosphere Like 'Woodstock'
President Trump confirmed this week that more than 100,000 people requested passes to hear his high-stakes speech in Orlando Tuesday night; with massive lines forming hours before the Commander-in-Chief is set to kick-off his 2020 re-election campaign.
“It was a sea of red under the sweltering sun Tuesday as thousands of Trump supporters, decked out in MAGA-inspired attire, waited outside the Amway Center hours before the president’s arrival,” reports Fox News.
Big Rally tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible – and it will only get better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2019
“He kept his promises, he is passionate about America. He wants to keep us safe, I am tired of people hating on him. He is doing his best to defend us,” Alan Machapento, a New Jersey native, told Fox News. “I am watching the Dow, we have the lowest unemployment ever.”
“From the moment he said he was running, I was a Trump fan,” said another supporter. “He is not a politician, and I am so glad my grandson is going to grow up in an America that is great.”
Donald Trump's most loyal supporters — carrying American flags, clothed in MAGA hats and selling pro-Trump attire — are crowding outside the Amway Center in anticipation of the president's reelection campaign launch in Orlando, Florida https://t.co/mxsXBxLdzu pic.twitter.com/fh4VMqlYwI
— POLITICO (@politico) June 18, 2019
“There are a lot of mothers and women sitting in jail and they are (working on reforms),” said another woman on the President’s efforts to promote criminal justice reform. “We need to believe in America and we are on the right track. It is Congress that is not.”
“The Fake News doesn’t report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it (unless you play a guitar). Going to be wild – See you later!” tweeted Trump.
The Fake News doesn’t report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it (unless you play a guitar). Going to be wild – See you later!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
“Thousands of people are already lined up in Orlando, some two days before tomorrow nights big Rally. Large Screens and food trucks will be there for those that can’t get into the 25,000 capacity arena. It will be a very exciting evening! Make America Great Again!” added the President.
“There’s going to be a bunch of people, and it’s going to be pretty intense,” said one supporter. “The electricity is going to be high. It’s time for America to get back on its feet and be made better than it’s ever been before.”
Quick look at the Trump rally in Orlando as of 11:15 am. About 9 hours till president speaks. pic.twitter.com/71EftHeEXb
— Caroline Glenn (@bycarolineglenn) June 18, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump supporters begin lining up 40 hours before Tuesday's reelection rally in Orlando, FL.
Almost 800 watch parties have also been scheduled nationwide.https://t.co/WXV6wF1RNY
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 17, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump tweeted this morning the so-called "Fake News" doesn't focus on enthusiasm for Republicanism across the country.
Fox News sent a reporter to Orlando to talk to people who have been camped out to see Trump since yesterday afternoon for tonight's rally. pic.twitter.com/TtoHhqCqpQ
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 18, 2019
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A NEW LOW: AOC ‘Absolutely’ Agrees with Host Slamming ‘Criminal Israeli Government’ and ‘White Supremacist Jews’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her vitriolic rhetoric regarding the Middle East peace process in a recent interview; saying she absolutely agrees with the host’s criticism of the “criminal” Israeli government and other “White Supremacist Jews.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 30, 2019
“There’s a lot of young Jewish people that I know that are absolutely against the occupation and I wanted you, because often on this program, we have the freedom to address the fact that something that you know people, it’s an oxymoron, how do you have white supremacist Jews? How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish and it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around. But it’s a real thing and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal. It is very, very unjust,” said ‘EBRO in the morning.’
“Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing. I think that when we start looking at it through that lens, a lot of this stuff starts to make sense. It’s like what you’re talking about, young Jews in Israel are sick of this,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
President Trump called-out ‘The Squad’ on social media earlier this month; blasting the four freshman Congresswomen as “racist troublemakers” and “not very smart.”
“The ‘Squad’ is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!” posted the President on Twitter.
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
‘The Squad’ consists of Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley.
Rashida Tlaib sounded the alarm on President Trump’s tax cuts Monday; pledging to repeal the legislation and give the money “back to the people that earned it.”
“Recently, I introduced the Boost Act. This legislation completely repeals the GOP Tax Scam… Do you know what I did with that money? What I said? We’re going to go ahead and put it in the pockets of every day Americans… We give it back to the people that earned it,” said Tlaib.