As Democrats are desperately trying to claim that their presidential nomination is what’s best for the country, it will be hard for them to argue with the employment report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of people employed in the United States hit a record 157,288,000 in July, the report stated.
Numbers are up 283,000 from June, which recorded 157,005,000 employed. According to the employment report, “the civilian noninstitutional population in the United States was 259,225,000 in July. That included all 16 and older who did not live in an institution (such as a prison, nursing home or long-term care hospital).”
Unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent: “of the 163,351,000 who were in the labor force, 6,063,000 were unemployed, equaling an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. The other 157,288,000 did have jobs, yielding last month’s record number of people employed.”