Trump Praises American Workers On Labor Day: 'Greatest Labor Force in the World'
More than six million new jobs added since Trump became President
President Donald Trump has recognized the "remarkable" American worker in a proclamation for Labor Day, calling them the "greatest labor force in the world."
“On Labor Day, we recognize the remarkable American workers who comprise the greatest labor force in the world,” he wrote.
“American workers are the heart and soul of our Nation’s economic resurgence.”
Trump also noted his record of pro-growth policies in the economy.
Since Trump's election, there has bee more than six million new jobs added with historically low unemployment numbers.
Last month, Neon Nettle reported the unemployment rate for African-Americans between the ages of 16 and 19 plummeted to 17.7 percent, the lowest rate since government records began in the early 1970s.
According to the most recent data from the Department of Labor, a total of 762,000 young African-Americans had jobs in July.
That number is the highest on record.
Trump also pointed out wages rising at the fastest pace in a decade.
“Jobs are consistently becoming available faster than people can fill them,” he wrote.
The president also touted the establishment of the National Council for the American Worker, emphasizing expanded education and job training and apprenticeship opportunities.
“Today, we honor those Americans whose contributions have turned our country into an economic powerhouse, and we renew our commitment to create an environment that continues to foster and promote opportunity,” he wrote.
Trump also highlighted efforts to renegotiate trade deals with Mexico, Canada, and South Korea for better deals deal for American companies employing American workers.
“Since my first day in office, I have followed through on my promise to fight for an agenda that puts American workers first,” Trump wrote.
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, currently at 3.7 percent.
Real median household income has increased by about $7,000.
Manufacturing jobs are up under Trump’s administration by 496,000.
And hourly pay for line workers is up by 8%.
According to a new survey, 54 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs, up three percent from 2018.