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The Historic Results Of President Donald J. Trumpís Economic Agenda

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"In just three short years, we have shattered the mentality of American decline, and we have rejected the downsizing of Americaís destiny."
  — President Donald J. Trump


LEADING AN ECONOMIC RESURGENCE: President Trump has reversed the failed economic policies of old and ushered in a new era of economic prosperity for the United States.

  • Real GDP growth under President Trump has beaten the Congressional Budget Officeís (CBO) projections every year and exceeded the rate of the Obama Administrationís expansion.
  • 5 million more jobs have been added than the CBO projected prior to the 2016 election.
    • The economy added more jobs in 2019 alone than the CBO projected would be created during the Presidentís first three years in office.
  • The unemployment rate is 1.4 percentage points lower than the CBOís pre-election projection.

CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITY: Thanks to the Presidentís policies, millions of jobs have been added to our economy, creating new opportunity for every American.

  • Nearly 7 million jobs have been created nationwide since President Trumpís election, including more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs.
  • Last year, the unemployment rate reached its lowest level in half a century.
  • Unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Americans without a high school degree, and disabled Americans have logged record lows.
  • The Trump economy is bringing workers off the sidelines after they were left behind for years.
    • The prime-age labor force has expanded by 2.3 million under President Trump after shrinking by almost 1.6 million under the previous administration.

LIFTING UP ALL AMERICANS: President Trumpís pro-growth policies are reducing inequality and benefiting Americans who were previously left behind.

  • Nearly 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty, including nearly 1.4 million children.
  • The poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans hit new lows in 2018.
  • Wages are rising faster for the bottom 10 percent of earners than for the top 10 percent of earners, and wage growth for employees has surpassed wage growth for managers.
  • Since President Trumpís historic tax reform, the lowest earners have enjoyed faster wage gains than every other income group.
  • The net wealth held by the bottom half of households has grown by 47 percentómore than three times the rate of increase for the top 1 percent of households.

DELIVERING REAL GAINS FOR FAMILIES: American families are benefiting from President Trumpís pro-growth policies.

  • Real household wealth has increased by nearly $12 trillion since the start of 2017.
  • The Presidentís historic efforts to cut costly regulations are projected to increase household incomes by $3,100 a year.
  • The domestic energy boom is resulting in real savings for families.
    • The shale energy revolution saves American families an average of $2,500 a year.
  • The President is expanding affordable healthcare and child care options for families.
    • Eliminating the individual mandate penalty, expanding Association Health Plans, and expanding short-term plans are expected to generate $450 billion in economic benefits.
    • Doubling the Child Tax Credit has saved nearly 40 million families an average of $2,200.


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