The U.S. economy gained 227,000 jobs in January according to statistics released by the Labor Department on Friday, while unemployment ticked up slightly to 4.8 percent.
Wages also increased 2.5 percent compared to January 2016, rising six cents in December.
The economy added 157,000 jobs in December and unemployment stood at 4.7 percent.
Although no one in their right mind expects Trump to be able to match Obama’s roaring economic numbers, he may have the exact opposite impact.
Many of the people who voted for him can expect huge job loss as he bullies American companies and manipulates labor unions. For Americans who have been cut out of the rewards delivered by the nearly eight-year recovery, upbeat assessments do not mirror their personal experiences. A mismatch of skills or location, the lack of support like child care and day care and employer discrimination are some of the reasons that high school graduates, laid-off factory workers, members of minorities, aging baby boomers and others have failed to find or regain a comfortable footing in the labor force.