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For the First Time, There are More Job OPENINGS Than Unemployed People
Imagine if we had a president who spent all day talking about this. Talking about more job OPENINGS than there are unemployed people. Instead of spending the day lying about the Philadelphia Eagles. If you want to ZOMG OWN TEH LIBRULS, do it by pointing out how everything they claim about the economy is stupid.
Trump can even take credit for it. He's the president at the time. He gets bragging rights. Those are the rules.
For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the United States exceeds the number of unemployed Americans — a trend that may soon give workers more leverage to demand pay raises.
With employers struggling to fill openings, the number of available jobs in April rose 1 percent to 6.7 million from 6.6 million in March, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's the most since records began in December 2000.
The figures underscore the consistent strength of the nation's job market. The unemployment rate has reached an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. Employers have added jobs for a record 92 straight months. And the abundance of openings suggests that hiring will continue and that the unemployment rate will fall even further. Not since December 1969, when the rate was 3.5 percent, has unemployment been lower than it is now.
Of course, having job openings means people who don't have a job need to apply for them. I get that working at Express may not be what you wanted to do with your gender studies degree. Or that mommy and daddy purposely spent $50,000 so that you wouldn't have to join a trade union and work with your hands. We can't all have cushy jobs blogging to support a late night comedy show.
But with these numbers, there's little excuse for people who are unemployed. Jobs are out there. It's people, right now, who're scarce. Skilled people even scarcer. Oh cool, "scarcer" didn't get red-underlined. So it's a real word. Boo-yah, suckas.
This yuge news for America. Hopefully, they talk about it on Fox & Friends tomorrow so that Trump hears about it.