158,269,000: Record Number of Employed in September; 3.5% Unemployment Rate Best Since 1969

 

The work week is ending with some good news for President Donald Trump, as more records were smashed in Friday’s report on September unemployment.

For the 22nd time since Donald Trump took office, the number of employed Americans reached a record high last month, climbing 319,000 from August’s record 157,878,000 to 158,269,000. At the same time, the number of unemployed Americans set a Trump-era low at 5,769,000.

Those two strong numbers pushed the nation’s unemployment rate to 3.5 percent in September — down two-tenths of a point from last month, and the lowest rate since December 1969.

President Trump hailed the good news on Twitter, with a twist:

“Breaking News,” Trump wrote. “Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President (even though he did nothing wrong!).”

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