Ya’ know, with all of the sob stories the Left was feeding everyone during January about the federal employees going without paychecks, spending their savings, and having to resort to food lines, you’d think the economy itself would have really tanked since government is so super duper important but … about that.
BREAKING: U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. https://t.co/Qq7At0je8P
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2019
From the AP:
U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
The healthy gain the government reported Friday illustrated the job market’s durability nearly a decade into the economic expansion. The U.S. has now added jobs for 100 straight months, the longest such period on record.
The unemployment rate did rise in January to 4 percent from 3.9 percent, but mostly for a technical reason: Roughly 175,000 federal workers were counted as temporarily unemployed last month because of the shutdown.
So the economy did better during a partial government shutdown.
Who could have predicted that economies do better when government isn't around? https://t.co/dOjKQCh3Im
— Ordy's Amish School of Coding (@OrdyPackard) February 1, 2019
Whoda thunk it? Watch, the Dems will focus on how unemployment ticked up a bit and conveniently leave out how it was a reflection of the furloughed federal employees. The spinning will be such fun.
I think they were expecting 160,000? https://t.co/QTHixcBmnF
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 1, 2019
And speaking of spinning, just take a gander at how the Left is trying to make this report into a bad thing.
How many people lost their jobs though?
— Ash (@ashley_x4) February 1, 2019
She might as well have said, ‘But Trump!’
How many of these jobs are full-time, with health care and retirement benefits?
— Pencil Pen (@PencilPen5) February 1, 2019
This reminds us of when Nancy Pelosi called the money people saved from the tax cuts, ‘crumbs’.
21St century factories… McDonalds Burger King… Wendys…. You only have to work 125 years to buy a house
— Golf12 (@golfcoach1212) February 1, 2019
These same people whining that certain jobs aren’t good enough are more than happy to support the idea of Americans living on government dependency their whole lives.
but, let's keep up the narrative of Trump's economic plan being terrible… thanks Obama for supercharging our economy as soon as you left office…
— Cody Rucker (@CodyRucker7) February 1, 2019