US economy faces impending skills gap

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ㅤ”‘It’s a national problem. We don’t have the skilled workforce that we need for the future,’ said David Long, the Republican leader of the Indiana state Senate. ‘We have to make sure we have the bodies to fill these jobs.'”

ㅤô¿ô …Why do we have the problem?


Full story at The Hill, image from nbcnews(.com) – 2/13/18.ㅤTags: jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, unemployment, workforce, working class.

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Poll: Trump Gets Best Approval Rating In 7 Months

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ㅤ”Additionally, 48 percent of Americans polled credit Trump with the state of the economy, while 41 percent say Obama deserves more credit.
ㅤThis poll also indicates a high point in approval of the economy under Trump, with 70 percent of respondents saying the economy is ‘excellent’ or ‘good.'”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from mdihistory(.org) – 2/7/18.ㅤTags: economy, gdp, gross domestic product, jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, unemployment, workforce, working class.

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More people quit their jobs in December than anytime in 16 years

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ㅤ”Economists generally see higher quits as a sign that workers have confidence that jobs are plentiful enough that they’ll find another position easily.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from oneclassblog(.com) – 2/6/18.ㅤTags: jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, unemployment, workforce, working class.

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Trump calls out Democrats who sat there stone cold, no smile during State of the Union

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ㅤ”‘African-American and Hispanic unemployment have both reached the lowest levels ever recorded. That’s something very, very special,’ the President said to a gathering of Republicans in West Virginia. ‘And when I made that statement the other night, there was zero movement from the Democrats.’
ㅤ’They sat there stone cold, no smile, no applause,’ the President said. ‘You would have thought that on that one they would have sort of at least clapped a little bit. Which tells you perhaps they would rather see us not do well than see our country do great. And that’s not good, that’s not good. We need to change that.'”

ㅤô¿ô …Tis the dawn of the Dems’ day of reckoning.


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) – 2/1/18.ㅤTags donald trump, jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, potus, president, trump, unemployment, workforce, working class.

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Jobless claims drop to 230,000

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ㅤ”New applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 1,000 in the last full week of January to an extremely low 230,000, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
ㅤForecasters had expected new jobless claims to inch up to 235,000 after hovering near the lowest levels in 45 years recently.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) – 2/1/18.ㅤTags jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, unemployment, workforce, working class, jobless claims.

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Booming city economies push middle class out

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ㅤ”‘We’ve had such great business opportunity and growth, but with it has come great challenges,’ Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said in an interview. ‘We’re really a city where people can’t afford to live anymore. A lot of people of color have been displaced and pushed out of the city, the middle class can’t afford to live in Seattle.'”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, unemployment, workforce, working class, seattle, denver, housing, conservative, politics) – 1/27/18

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While Businesses Soar on Trump-Backed Tax Cuts, Jobless Claims Just Hit 45-Year Low

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Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from ijr.com (donald trump, jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, potus, president, trump, workforce, working class, unemployment) – 1/18/18

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Trump Tells Blue-Collar Workers ‘We Are All Deplorables’ — Listen To Their Response

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Full story and video at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (donald trump, jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, potus, president, trump, workers, workforce, working class, deplorables) – 1/18/18

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164 Companies Credit Tax Reform For Bonuses And Pay Raises

ㅤ”The list has been continually updated and jumped from 40 companies to 164 in 10 days, The Washington Examiner reports.
ㅤThe businesses include: American Airlines, AT&T, several prominent savings and loan banks, Boeing, Comcast, Pacific Power, and Visa.
ㅤThe list shows what each company paid in bonuses and includes attached statements or press releases, saying tax reform was the catalyst for each company’s decision.”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, workforce, working class, bonuses, pay raises) – 1/15/18

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Trump applauds House GOP tax bill: ‘We are just getting started’

ㅤ”I applaud the House Ways and Means Committee for introducing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is another important step toward providing massive tax relief for the American people,’ the President said in a statement shortly after lawmakers announced the specifics of the long-awaited tax bill.
ㅤ’My tax reform priorities have been the same since day one: bringing tax cuts for hardworking, middle-income Americans; eliminating unfair loopholes and deductions; and slashing business taxes so employers can create jobs, raise wages, and dominate their competition around the world,’ the President said.”

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