Opinion: Booming economy is a major takeaway from 2018
As we approach the close of 2018, the American economy is doing incredibly well.
The Trump administration has placed a HEAVY focus on providing economic opportunity for all Americans.
They’ve pursued this goal through historic tax reform, deregulation, and trade policy that puts American interests at the forefront. So far, this has proven to be the kick start our economy has long needed to again be the envy of the world.
There are one million more job openings available than there were at this time a year ago – representing a 16.8% jump in the last year.
But not only are there more jobs available than people to fill them – the American workers who already have jobs, have more money in their pockets.
In October and November, wages were up more than 3% from the previous year. That is the fastest growth in 9 years.
The number of Americans being hired has hit historic highs over the past year—and the average “quits rate,” or number of those leaving their jobs to seek employment elsewhere is at it’s highest level since 2001 this fall.
With economic prosperity comes prosperity in choices—the ability to pursue your passions and take care of your loved ones.
Here’s the bottom line: This holiday season, take a second to set aside your political views and ask yourselves – is our country’s economy better off now than it was before President Trump took office? I believe that the answer is a resounding YES.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.