President Trump has been burning through Obama’s pathetic legacy like it’s soaked in lighter fluid, folks! The 45th President of United States ran on a platform that was simple as it was dear to the hearts of working-class Americans: fix our broken immigration system, tear down the bloated mess known as Obamacare, and get the economy up and running again.
On all three fronts, President Trump has been a resounding success. On Thursday the Department of Labor published some statistics that has conservatives smiling and all the Obama liberals running for cover.
It looks like our commander–in-chief has broken another record!
Check it out per Daily Caller:
The total number of workers who receive unemployment insurance fell to the lowest level in 44 years at the end 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) reported Thursday.
During the last week of 2017, 1.87 million people received unemployment insurance benefits, the lowest total of recipients since Dec. 1973, the DOL reported. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.3 percent for at the end of January.
The number is a positive sign for the economy.
The total number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the U.S. has continued to decline since President Donald Trump took office. During the last week of April 2017, 1.9 million people received unemployment insurance benefits.
Unemployment benefits are available for up to 26 weeks in most states and pay eligible workers up to $450 per week.
And even liberal propaganda rag the Washington Post had to concede Trump a win on this one. Check it out:
With those numbers in hand, we can now compare Trump’s first year in office to his predecessors’. And in that comparison, Trump comes out looking pretty good.
Relative to the figure from January in each president’s first year in office (excluding those presidents who took office after a death or resignation), Trump saw one of the biggest percentage-point drops in the unemployment rate.
The only presidents with larger drops were Bill Clinton in 1993 (a decline of 0.8 points) and Jimmy Carter in 1977 (down 1.1). Both of those presidents, though, ended their first years with much higher unemployment rates, both over 6 percent.