Trump's list: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, `relentless' promise-
by Paul Bedard
October 12, 2018 08:43 AM
? 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.
? For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the
? 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since
Trump took office.
? More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
? Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
? The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
? Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on
? Unemployment claims at 50 year low
? African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently
reached record lows.
o African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
o Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
o Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.
? Women's unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.
o Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since
? Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.
o July 2018's youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July
? Veterans' unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.
o July 2018's veterans' unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate
since May 2001.
? Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a
? Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
? Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
? Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed "in the
o 68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
? Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
? Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.
o Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.
? Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.
o Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two
? 100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.
? Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
? Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
? Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
? Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4
percent over the past year.
? Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
? Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for
the first time ever in history.
o Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.
? Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest
levels ever recorded.
? Small business optimism has hit historic highs.
o NFIB's small business optimism index broke a 35 year-old record in August.
o SurveyMonkey/CNBC's small business confidence survey for Q3 of 2018
matched its all-time high.
? Manufacturers are more confident than ever.
o 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest ever.
? Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
? 12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our
country, the lowest level on record.
? Confidence in the economy is near a two-decade high, with 51 percent rating the
economy as good or excellent.
? Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.
o Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more
than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
? Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail
sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
? ISM's index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
? Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
? Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
? Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
o Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.
? Achieved massive deregulation at a rapid pace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to
every one regulatory action during his first year in office.
? Signed legislation to roll back costly and harmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing
relief to credit unions, and community and regional banks.
? Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings.
? Rolled back Obama's burdensome Waters of the U.S. rule.
? Used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations more times than in history.
? Biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act
o Provided more than $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will
go to families.
o Increased the exemption for the death tax to help save Family Farms & Small
o Nearly doubled the standard deduction for individuals and families.
o Enabled vast majority of American families will be able to file their taxes on a
single page by claiming the standard deduction.
o Doubled the child tax credit to help lessen the financial burden of raising a
o Lowered America's corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world to
allow American businesses to compete and win.
o Small businesses can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.
o Cut dozens of special interest tax breaks and closed loopholes for the wealthy.
? 9 in 10 American workers are expected see an increase in their paychecks thanks to the
tax cuts, according to the Treasury Department.
? More than 6 million of American workers have received wage increases, bonuses, and
increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
? Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax
Cuts and Jobs Act.
? Ernst & Young found 89 percent of companies planned to increase worker compensation
thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
? Established opportunity zones to spur investment in left behind communities.
? Established a National Council for the American Worker to develop a national strategy
for training and retraining America's workers for high-demand industries.
? Employers have signed Trump's "Pledge to America's Workers," committing to train or
retrain more than 4.2 million workers and students.
? Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion
for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
? Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
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