The last jobs report before the midterm elections has been released, and it continues to show the U.S. economy in an uptick:
Monster Jobs Report
24,800 transportation & warehousing
But wages soaring 3.1% says it all – look at that chart
Congratulations America#Winning pic.twitter.com/TmR4D2wPcT
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) November 2, 2018
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) November 2, 2018
BOOMING: Economy Roars With 250,000 New Jobs in October
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 2, 2018
— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) November 2, 2018
U.S. adds 250,000 jobs in October, wages rise at fastest pace in more than nine years https://t.co/cjKWBWP7XT
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) November 2, 2018
The report’s so good a former economic adviser to Joe Biden is singing the economy’s praises:
From former top Biden economic adviser. https://t.co/TlUPtIPRVQ
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 2, 2018
Pretty much everything you could want in a monthly jobs report. Payroll gains way better than expected, nice pop in labor force participation, wage growth continues to strengthen, finally beating inflation (real gains!). Score 1 for "room-to-run" crowd!
— Jared Bernstein (@econjared) November 2, 2018
But, predictably, liberals are scrambling to downplay the new report, especially with the midterm elections just days away:
Anything good in this #JobsReport is thanks to Obama and the American people. We haven’t suffered yet due to Trump’s trade wars, him adding to the deficit and tax cuts he gave to the wealthy. We will probably feel that impact next year. No good is due to Trump. None. #VoteDem
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 2, 2018
If the economy is so great then why is the labor participation rate still today 62.9%?! That's EXACTLY Same rate the day he took office in Jan 2017. It should be much higher if good jobs with livable wages were truly available #JobsReport
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 2, 2018
— Ally Walker (@allywalker1) November 2, 2018
The economy adding jobs will make Trump look better in the crucial days leading into the midterms. That means we have added pressure to get Democrats out to the polls. Please, vote. Our future depends on it!
— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) November 2, 2018
Former Bill Clinton spox Joe Lockhart didn’t like Sarah Sanders’ tweet:
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 2, 2018
That statement is a slap in the face of the tens of millions of Americans who are working multiple jobs and still falling further behind. The economy right now is great for the wealthiest.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 2, 2018
That will most likely be the congressional Democrats’ spin on the latest jobs report. And obviously Obama will accept full credit for any gains.