Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fact Check: Donald Trump and the labor force participation rate

By PolitiFact
, Feb. 07, 2018

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on the job market during one of his periodic Cabinet meetings.

"Unemployment is at a 17-year low," he said on Dec. 6, 2017. "Very shortly it's going to be at a 19-year low. We think the numbers are going to continue to go down. And we're also getting into the pool of the 100 million people that are not working. That pool is now coming back. As you know, that's not considered in the low employment numbers, which means we have a lot of people that want to get to work, and that will be working."

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