America Celebrates Labor Day
WASHINGTON – September 3, 2018
Today is one of the major American holidays, Labor Day, which has been celebrated since 1894 on the federal level. However, some states, such as Oregon, implemented the holiday even before, in 1887.
According to one early history of Labor Day, the event originated in connection with a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. This event was the reason to organize a public parade of different labor unions and associations, which was held September 5 the same year. Nowadays Labor Day is celebrated all across the United States on the first Monday of September.
President Trump congratulated the public on this occasion, stating:
“The Worker in America is doing better than ever before. Celebrate Labor Day!”
This estimation is quite accurate , since the unemployment rate have been declining in the U.S. since the day Donald Trump took the office.
According to data provided by the portal Factcheck.org, for the first year of Trump Administration (in other words – until the end of 2017) the number of jobs in the U.S. has increased dramatically: by 1.839.000 places added to the market under the current administration. The overall unemployment rate decreased at 4.1 %, and the real weekly earnings of ordinary Americans increased by 1.1 %.
The “black unemployment” by this June had fallen to below 6 percent, which is also a remarkable sign for Trump’s Administration, since this happened for the first time in the American history. Moreover, by the same month the overall unemployment rate decreased to the level of 3.8 %, which is even better, than it was in the end of 2017.
Another great sign for Trump’s Administration is that the participation of the Americans in the age 16-64 in the economy has dramatically increased. Those not in the labor force have decreased from 55.5 million in 2016 to 52.8 million, a drop of 2.7 million, even as the population of 16-to-64-year-old has increased by 1 million.
So, as we look at the data we might congratulate Mr. Trump and say he and his Administration do right things to bring jobs back to America and to improve the quality of life of ordinary citizens in terms of their work conditions.