First Daughter Ivanka Trump has ignited social media fans after posting a tweet lauding the Trump administration’s successful employment policies reaping rewards in the southern state of Texas.
“The Texas Success Story...
Since the election: Employment up by 6.4 per cent = 774,000 NEW jobs
Manufacturing employment up by 8.4 per cent
Total real wage & salary income up by 5 per cent
Unemployment rate down by 1.4 per cent
Let’s keep winning in the Trump economy! “
The Texas Success Story...— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 3, 2019
Since the election:
⭐️ Employment ⬆️ by 6.4% = 774,000 NEW jobs
⭐️Manufacturing employment ⬆️ by 8.4%
⭐️Total real wage & salary income ⬆️ by 5%
⭐️Unemployment rate ⬇️ 1.4 percentage points
Let’s keep winning in the Trump economy! 🇺🇸
Many on Twitter responded by lambasting her statistics as somewhat misleading.
How many job-seekers fell off the unemployment count because they exhausted their benefits? Shouldn't that be measured and released?— S Brown (@nowcurioustweet) October 16, 2019
We have record homelessness, that comes from something. We need to be honest with ourselves instead of trying to rig the numbers.
Again, what are your qualifications to be stating anything about economics or even success? Your family has 6 bankrupticies. Your brands shuttered and we’re affiliated with sweat shops.— Michelle Jackino (@DJackino) October 17, 2019
Other social media fans pointed to the profit the Trump family had made since taking office in Washington.
Ivanka, you and Jared made approximately $82 million last year in outside income. Wasn’t the Trump family supposed to divest itself of its’ holdings while your Dad is POTUS? #ConflictOfInterest #TrumpFamilyGrifters #EmolumentsClause— Amy Shier Stevens (@Amala5210) October 16, 2019
82 million profit last year. Pretty good salary for working at the White House— Valor Maintained (@VMaintained) October 16, 2019
Yep. We escaped the worst of the Great Recession. State and local incentives, low taxes and regulation (which has been the case in TX forever), and demographic growth fuel economic growth. The Trumps can't achieve anything on their own, so they have to steal credit from others.— miss speech (@miss_speech) October 16, 2019
look daddy I'm governmenting!— Lil Edie (@edie_lil) October 16, 2019
Ten year trend of a good economy. Daddy didn’t do this.— Jennifer (@jerseymom473) October 16, 2019
Other twitter users applauded the gains made by the Trump administration in tackling employment issues and the recent heartening statistics:
"Texans are taken care of in realDonaldTrump's economy!— Rep. Women of Mercer (@RWOMC) October 18, 2019
Since the President was elected:
👍The unemployment rate in Texas has decreased from 4.8% to 3.4%.
👍 Over 460,000 Texans have come off food stamps."
Trump is crushing it! Economy thriving! 775,000 jobs in Texas! Lowest unemployment, our Nation is stronger than ever before. Stop hating @SpeakerPelosi LOVE AMERICA more than you HATE TRUMP! https://t.co/IHseVZ1aSR— Sam (@Samstandsproud) October 18, 2019
According to the latest US Labor Department count released on 18 October, five US states hit new lows in unemployment during September 2019, including some viewed by analysts as pivotal in the 2020 presidential election.
As the national jobless level fell to 3.5 percent, a 50-year low, Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina set all-time lows.
In the state of Texas employers are continuing to add new jobs, although the growth rate is beginning to taper off.
Texas added 7,600 jobs in September, the lowest monthly gain in more than a year, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission, yet the jobless rate held at 3.4 percent for the fourth straight month.
Unemployment is at a record low since the state began tracking it in 1976.