Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Reason #6664 That Trump Was Elected

Blue-Collar Workers Getting Their Money’s Worth From Trump For Now
The media has slaughtered forests of trees and dedicated quintillions of pixels to the question of whether Trump voters will remain loyal to him. The Washington Post provides an answer, or at least some data which suggests one. According to its own analysis and another at the center-left Brookings Institute, blue-collar jobs have expanded at a faster rate than at any time since Ronald Reagan’s first term in office:
Blue-collar jobs are growing at their fastest rate in more than 30 years, helping fuel a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Trump ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Jobs in goods-producing industries — mining, construction and manufacturing — grew 3.3 percent in the year preceding July, the best rate since 1984, according to a Washington Post analysis. …
Rural employment grew at an annualized rate of 5.1 percent in the first quarter. Smaller metro areas grew 5 percent. That’s significantly larger than the 4.1 percent growth seen in large urban areas that recovered earlier from the Great Recession, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program of a separate set of Labor Department data released Wednesday.
In the past year, the economy has added 656,000 blue-collar jobs, compared with 1.7 million added in the services sector. But the rate of growth in blue-collar jobs is speeding up, while service-sector job growth has hovered around 1.3 percent over the past year.
The media keep hoping that if they say enough bad things about Trump in the TV and radio news, and in the papers, the blue collar voters will turn their backs on Trump despite their doing better economically.. So far it's not working

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