Skip to comments.Where Trump sees carnage, jobs are springing up
Posted on 09/13/2017 12:16:47 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
American carnage is getting harder to find.
In his swearing-in speech on Jan. 20, President Donald Trump lamented the rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation. He painted a dark image of the American heartland in tatters, and declared, This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
The nation apparently listened, because the heartland Trump described as moribund just eight months ago is showing definitive signs of life. In the latest annual list of the 50 best cities for jobs by employment site Glassdoor, 12 of the top 25 are in the Midwest, eight are in the South and only a handful are on the coasts. Trump, of course, carried much of the Midwest and South during last years presidential election, with his appeal to the forgotten men and women of America. His opponent Hillary Clinton carried most of the East and West Coasts, where out-of-touch elitists supposedly live.
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This is an interesting piece though for the numbers it mentions. Of course "true" unemployment is likely higher than the 4+% quoted when you look at reductions to the workforce, etc.
I also wonder about the median home prices. Since when is the median home price approximately three times a yearly salary. I wish I made that much.
Regardless of who gets credit or what the real numbers are, it's good news and as we say "directionally correct".
Completely misleading headline!
Guess the writer never drove through Camden, NJ.
Well, Camden is a hole (sic) other story
“Where Once Trump Saw Carnage, Jobs Are NOW Springing UP!”
good lord, does the enemedia hate to have to say anything good about President Trump. This schizophrenic article has to twist itself into a pretzel to turn great economic accomplishments into a denigration of Trump. I don’t know why they even bothered to tell you the truth: they should have just ignored the positive news like all other enemedia outlets.
Part of my Territory for pharma sales. I tell people you have to see it to believe it. Makes parts of North and West Philly look like Beverly Hills.
4% is the number after magic gubmint number massaging. I think it is all in the gubmint definition of unemployed and has little or nothing to do with the actual number of people not working. If there are over 90,000,000 working age Americans not in the labor force the true UE number has to be closer to 20% than 4%.
Camden has always been a real hot spot for “pharmaceutical” sales! ;-)
Well, they did say that they bumped his report card from a B to an A-. Progress :)
I don’t disagree with what you’re saying. However, if a portion of that 90M (is that a correct # by the way) are people who do not want a job (i.e. my friend the stay at home Dad) then the number should revise lower.
That said, we agree it’s not 4%. And likely never will be that low again. The US has become a Service Economy where it used to be mostly a Manufacturing Economy. A lot of the unemployed need to be re-trained because those jobs aren’t coming back. Not in the lifetime of the employees that were phased out.
How many people not working are not working because they get enough from unemployment/disability/family/welfare?
How many because they don't want to work for the wages they've been offered?
How many because they don't want to retrain and start a whole new career at this stage in life?
How many are actually working, but off the books so they can avoid taxes?
I would hate to live under a system that did have the ability to answer all these questions accurately. I think one of the reasons we will never get rid of the IRS is because the government loves all of the info they grab from it.
Still it would be nice if the MSM didn't report the Unemployment number as if it were as accurate as the local temperature.
Ahhhh home sweet home. Whenever I start to feel low I just remember that I could still be living in Camden. Funny how quickly I feel better after that!
BLS says it was 94 million in August. It is all in the definition for the gubmint. People fall off the rolls and are not counted as unemployed after a certain amount of time. That they still don’t have a job does not matter.
I guess the writer never drove through much of northeastern NJ either; “for sale” signs everywhere, and only McJobs available (if the companies have any interest in hiring Americans who expect such things as lunch breaks and such).
I’m puzzled that the media is pushing this “economic revival” nonsense; they lied for eight years to pretend Obama wasn’t an economic disaster for this company, and now they seem to be doing the same for Trump. Are they trying to influence him by masking the disastrous effects of ObamaCare?
The people I visit in companies here are worked to capacity. There will be lots of new jobs simply because the existing people are wearing out from nose to the grindstone overtime.
New orders are piling in and the pace is frantic
You must remember that New Jersey was. It is symbolic of the Democrat destruction that can’t be rebuilt until the destruction is total.
I’m sure there are some parts of the country that are doing better, but far more people live in areas that aren’t. The extreme problems in NJ/the NYC metro area are shared by the Chicago area as well as California; those areas doing well will find themselves sending more and more to these toilets filled with freeloaders (both non-working and government “workers”).
There were (and are) always jobs in NYC which is why my parents forced me to commute to Manhattan from Jersey as a kid. Why can’t these people do it?
The loss of the financial sector jobs in NYC can never be reversed, and the ripples of those losses were felt in NJ and CT as well. On top of that, when backup sites were required outside a 50 mile? radius around the city, more companies figured they may as well just operate one site instead of two - outside of the city altogether...
The commuting between NJ and NYC has become so expensive people will only do that for well-paid jobs; our “third tunnel” project was shelved years ago because studies showed there simply wasn’t sufficient demand. Proponents (unions and such) argues that people might want to “see a Broadway show” - they were reduced to that feeble argument.
My husband and I are hardly rich and my husband commutes on a regular basis. Hundreds of people ride the rail into Manhattan. You get paid more in that town as well.
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