Trump now has the lowest average unemployment rate of any president in U.S. history, and the lowest current unemployment rate since the 1960s.
It’s fantastic news – and in the states that voted for Trump, they’re benefiting just a bit mode.
According to CNBC: Five of the seven fastest-growing states in the U.S. during 2019 went red in the last presidential contest, according to a trend tracked by Yelp. An index that the online review site uses to track growth showed that the gap that Republican-leaning presidential states enjoy over Democratic states widened to 2.8 points from 1.3 points in 2018.
Of the seven best-growing states — North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii and Maine — only the latter two voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Moreover, the seven slowest-growing states and districts by Yelp’s measure — Oregon, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware — all voted Democrat.
Yelp’s gauge does not measure gross domestic product. Rather, it uses information gathered through its platform to gauge the strength of local economies through business survival and consumer interest. The site considers its measure to provide “a timely and accurate measure of a huge swath of the economy that is often missed by many major indicators.”
Naturally this bodes well for Trump’s re-election odds, as the very same states that got him elected the first time are benefiting disproportionately from his administration, and are thus have every incentive to vote the same way come November. That is, unless Adam Schiff can convince them otherwise (just kidding).