The US economy continued to roar to life under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress in August; smashing estimates and posting the fastest US manufacturing job growth in at least 14 years.
According to Market Watch, the American recovery was on a “roll” this summer, with new data showing a 14-year high for the US manufacturing base.
“American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a a survey of industry executives,” writes Market Watch. “The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the index to total 57.9%.”
The strong economic forecast may spell disaster for Congressional Democrats hoping to retake the House of Representatives this November, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowing to repeal the “GOP Tax Scam” should her party regain control.
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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.