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PolitiFact: Job market is indeed getting non-workers working



PolitiFact staff
Friday, December 08, 2017

During a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said: “We’re … getting into the pool of the 100 million people that are not working. That pool is now coming back.”

Our ruling

Trump said that “we’re . . . getting into the pool of the 100 million people that are not working. That pool is now coming back.”

The statistics that shine the most direct light on working-age Americans support Trump’s point. Both the working-age employment-to-population ratio and the U-6 expanded unemployment rate have improved on Trump’s watch. It’s worth noting that they also improved during Obama’s final year, so Trump was fortunate to take office at a time when the economy was already going in the right direction. But the scale of the increase has been bigger under Trump.

We rate this statement Mostly True.

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