We Are Finally Seeing Wage Growth, But it Began Well Before President Trump Took Office
by Alan Barber , 02/02/2018
On the campaign trail and once in office, President Trump promised that the nation would quickly see jobs come roaring back. Of course, the country had already seen unemployment rates fall sharply before the 2016 elections reflecting the economic policies of the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve under then-Chair Janet Yellen.
Blue Collar Job Growth Weakens in May
by Alan Barber and Dean Baker , 06/19/2017
Trump doesn’t seem to be bringing the jobs home.
Will President Trump Make Rust-Belt Manufacturing Great Again?
by Dean Baker , 05/24/2017
We now have three months of state job data under President Trump. While the course of the economy is still largely the result of the policies that were put in place before Donald Trump came into office, it is reasonable to believe that we are now beginning to feel some impact of his administration’s policies.