The Fed says that “full employment . . . means every worker looking for a job can find one” Lies, damned lies, and statistics

From The Wall Street Journal: ‘Still a Question Mark’ Around Full Employment, Fed’s Brainard Says Too soon to declare victory on labor market’s recovery from recession despite recent improvements, Fed Governor Brainard says By David Harrison | Updated May 22, 2017 9:17 p.m. ET It is too soon to declare victory on the labor market’s …

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New manufacturing in the United States

From The Wall Street Journal: The Mill That Right-to-Work Built An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism. By Allysia Finley | May 19, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET In April the CEO of Braidy Industries, Craig Bouchard, announced his company would build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill in Ashland, Ky., creating 550 jobs. …

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Finding jobs for America’s ‘forgotten people’

From CNNMoney: Trump’s tall task: Finding jobs for America’s ‘forgotten people’ by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | May 3, 2017: 11:13 AM ET President Trump has had one consistent theme from the first day he entered the race for the White House: “Jobs, jobs, jobs.” He thinks a lot of Americans urgently need work. That’s …

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This is why Donald Trump is President: the economic isolation of the Federal Reserve

From CNNMoney: Fed official: U.S. economy finally back to normal by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 29, 2017: 2:42 PM ET Congratulations, America. The economy is finally back to normal.That’s what John Williams, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, declared Wednesday. “The data have spoken, and the message is clear: …

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Why the enforcement of immigration laws should please the left

From eater.com, a food and restaurant site: How Immigration Raids Destroy the Lives of Food Workers Comparing the tactics of Trump’s administration to the Bush era by Tove Danovich | March 16, 2017, 2:02pm EDT On February 22, 2017, exactly 55 unauthorized workers1 went missing from Mississippi restaurants after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) …

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The February unemployment figures

From The Wall Street Journal: In Office, Trump Changes His Tune on Job Growth Numbers He Once Denounced Democrat Party chief says ‘Thanks, Obama!’ By Daniel Nasaw | March 10, 2017 | 12:44 pm ET President Donald Trump and his allies on Friday cheered a report that the U.S. economy had created 235,000 jobs in …

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Why didn’t the Democrats see this before the election?

From CNNMoney: Rust Belt voters made Trump president. Now they want jobs by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 3, 2017: 7:26 AM ET The United States is making more things than ever before. Yes, you read that right. Manufacturing output is at an all-time high, according to one government statistic (others indicate it’s near …

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Three stories from the Lexington Herald-Leader

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Eatery gains world attention hosting Beshear’s reply to Trump speech By Cheryl Truman | ctruman@herald-leader.com | March 1, 2017 3:06 PM EST The first Karin West knew of her diner’s impending worldwide exposure was when someone from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office called to ask whether Lexington Diner could host a …

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A steel industry revival in Pennsylvania President Trump gets part of the credit

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Energy boom, rail hopes, Trump order stoke Pa. steel revival by Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer @PhillyJoeD | JoeD@phillynews.com | Updated: February 28, 2017 — 11:43 AM EST “It has been a brutal 20 years” for eastern Pennsylvania steelmakers, and now the industry’s growing again, says Wayne-based engineer James L. Barends, …

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The Wall Street Journal finally catches up to The First Street Journal.

How many times have we been touting the use of the U-6 unemployment rate? From The Wall Street Journal: Forecasters See Slow Progress in Labor-Market Measures Favored by Trump Administration Workforce participation seen rising to 63.3% in 2019 from 62.9% in January By Josh Zumbrun | Updated Feb. 9, 2017 10:22 a.m. ET Broader measures …

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