Making America Great Again
Economy and Jobs
President Donald J. Trump Achievements
The Trump administration announced plans to invest $906 million in the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America discretionary grant program to improve communities and safety, and support economic growth.
The Trump administration extended contracts from the first round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to help fill the hunger gap in communities across the country.
President Trump enacted an executive order delegating authority under the Defense Production Act to make meat packing facilities operate at more than 95% capacity, compared to 2019.
President Trump’s efforts to save jobs and reopen the economy led to the U.S. labor market adding 2.5 million jobs in May, including 225,000 manufacturing jobs and 464,000 construction jobs.
The Trump administration approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
The Trump Administration announced that 15.5 million cloth facial coverings would be sent to the transportation workforce.
The Trump administration initiated the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program worth $175 billion, reaching 2.2 million small businesses.
The USDA announced a 40% increase in SNAP benefits to ensure that low-income families have enough food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Transportation announced an additional $10 billion for commercial and general aviation airports, funding operations and saving workers’ jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.
The USDA released a resource guide with programs that can provide assistance to rural communities affected by COVID-19, fulfilling the President’s promise to support rural America.
The Small Business Administration launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program, created after President Trump’s signature on the CARES Act.
President Trump signed a relief bill to mitigate the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy and aid areas in the U.S. that have been the most affected by the virus.
In response to COVID- 19, the Administration declared a National Emergency, providing over $42 billion in existing funding in resources and protective measures to state, local, and tribal communities.
The Trump administration worked with other countries around the world to advance equal rights and progress for women, ensuring the President’s promise to stick up for women.
The jobs report found that job growth exceeded expectations under the Trump administration, adding 273,000 jobs in February.
New home sales jumped to an annual rate of 764,000 units under President Trump’s economy, the highest level since July 2007.
The Trump administration announced measures to reduce employment barriers for military spouses, fulfilling the President’s promise to support military families.
A CNBC/ Survey Monkey Business Survey revealed that President Trump’s approval rating with small business owners increased to 64%.
Satisfaction with the state of the nation reached a 15-year high according to Gallup.
Gallup polling found that President Trump’s elevated job approval rating reached an all-time high of 49%.
Rasmussen polling found that 46% of Americans believe the United States is headed in the right direction, nearly doubling the number who thought so since 2016.
The State Dept. announced that President Trump’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative had reached 12 million women around the globe in just a year since being launched.
Gallup polling found that 62% of Americans give President Trump credit for the economic improvements in the United States.
January marked the 23rd consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%.
The Black American unemployment rate spent its 24th month at or below 7%.
The unemployment rate reached 3.6%, a near generational low.
225,000 jobs were created in January.
Wage growth was near or above 3% for its 23rd consecutive month.
A recent Gallup Poll shows that 74% of Americans believe they will be better off financially in a year and nearly 60% of Americans say they are better off financially than last year.
Since the passage of the USMCA, USDA farm exports are predicted to increase and farm incomes are expected to rise to nearly $100 billion this year.
The median Hispanic American income rose by $1,786 during President Trump’s first year in office.
Since President Trump was elected, 7.3 million jobs were created.
In December, the Hispanic American unemployment rate was at a near record low of 4.2%.
December marked the 22nd consecutive month that the unemployment rate was at or below 4%.
174,000 jobs were created in December.
In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for more than 50% of total job gains for the first time ever.
In 2019, 2.1 million new jobs were created.
Under President Trump, 7 million people exited the food stamp program.
Under President Trump, incomes for black Americans have increased by 2.6%.
Economic confidence rebounded to record highs under President Trump because his pro-growth policies have and continue to put American workers and businesses first.
President Trump took action to increase transparency in federal agencies and protect Americans from administration abuse.
Since President Trump took office, 2.4 million Americans were lifted out of poverty.
Under President Trump, women’s unemployment reached record lows.
Since elected, President Trump created over 4.3 million new jobs for women.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record highs over 100 times under President Trump.
The FY2020 NDAA included paid parental leave for federal workers.
President Trump signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), an increase from $3.9 to $5.8 billion, the largest expansion ever.
Under President Trump, 350,000 fewer black Americans are living in poverty.
Youth unemployment rate recently reached the lowest rate in nearly 50 years.
Wage growth has remained at or above 3% for 15 months in a row, a benchmark reached for just 3 months total under President Obama.
The U.S. added a net 223,000 jobs in October, bringing the total number of jobs added since President Trump was elected to 6.9 million.
A record 158.5 Million Americans are employed.
A record 73.7% of newly employed workers were people who were out of the workforce and who are now coming off the sidelines. More than 100,000 Americans entered the labor force last month alone.
The poverty rate among African Americans hit its lowest level in history.
There are 10,000 more factories in America today than on Election Day 2016.
September was the 108th straight month of positive job growth; longest streak ever.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased the Child Tax Credit by 100% keeping more money in the pockets of hard working families.
The current unemployment rate is 3.5%, a 50-year low.
In December, the adult women’s unemployment rate hit 3.2%, the lowest since 1953.
The unemployment rate among women has been under 4% for 18 straight months.
The Asian American unemployment rate was 2.5%, near a historic low.
The Hispanic American unemployment rate hit several record lows in 2019, including falling below 4% for the first time in history.
More than 2.9 million jobs were created for Hispanic Americans since President Trump was elected.
Unemployment for Americans without a high school diploma is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the child tax credit was doubled to $2,000 per child.
Economic growth over the first half of 2019 hit an annual rate of 2.6%.
There are a record number of job openings, and July 2019 was the 17th consecutive month with more job openings than unemployed workers looking for work.
As a result of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created in all 50 states, DC, and 5 territories.
During the President’s first year in office, the black American poverty rate fell to 21.2% down from 22% the year before.
In 2019, the African American unemployment rate hit a record low and remained below 7% for the entire year.
The Hispanic American unemployment rate remained at a near record low of 4.2%.
Wage growth increased at 3.2% year over year in August, wages have now been growing at 3% or higher for 13 months in a row.
Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
African-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
More Americans - nearly 160 million – are employed than ever before.
Thanks to a robust job market, American consumers’ assessment of the economy reached its highest level in 19 years.
Real income per household has increased by $5,205 since 2017 and is growing now at nearly twice the average annual rate than during the previous administration.
We cut a record number of job-killing regulations – and as a result, the average American household will have an extra $3,000 dollars to put toward their dreams.
The US added 164,000 jobs in July, “underlining a solid labor market” that has added more than 6.4 million jobs since President Trump was elected.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that wages and salaries grew 3.4% in the first six months of 2019, indicating even better growth than originally shown by initial Labor Department numbers.
Launched whole-of-government approach to women’s economic empowerment around the world (W-GDP) with a goal of empowering 50 million women by 2025.
In the first 6 months of 2019, wage growth for the lowest 10% of wage earners increased by 6.6%.
During President Trump’s first year in office, the number of American women in poverty fell by nearly 600,000.
Since President Trump took office, the Hispanic American homeownership rose by more than a percentage point (46.3% to 47.4%).
Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. Since then, $876 billion dollars poured back into the U.S.
Asian-American unemployment recently reached the lowest rate ever recorded.
President Trump’s pro-growth policies have generated 6,370,000 jobs since Election Day.
The lowest record unemployment rate for Asian Americans (2.1%) came in June 2019.
The Department of Labor announced $1.5 million in grants to recruit, mentor, train, and retain more women in quality apprenticeship programs and careers.
As of May 2019, wages have grown faster than 3% for 10 months in a row.
President Trump has created 5.4 million jobs since taking office.
Unemployment rate for disabled Americans is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
President Trump signed an executive order which will enhance and develop the United States’ cybersecurity workforce.
Average hourly earnings increased at a 3.2% pace in April “the ninth straight month in which growth topped 3 percent.”
The U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, well above expectations as many experts predicted an economic slowdown to start 2019.
Analyses showed that the USCMA will spur economic growth, create 176,000 jobs, add $68.2 billion to the U.S. economy, and raise wages.
According to the annual survey by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute, 82% of retirees are optimistic about their ability to live comfortably in retirement, up from 75% last year.
The Department of Labor announced $2 million in funds for disability policy development and technical assistance centers to help employers recruit, retain, and advance employees with disabilities.
Home-ownership among Hispanics recently hit the highest rate in a decade.
Unemployment claims reached another historic low, decreasing 8,000 to 196,000, the lowest since October 1969.