Americans' Job Confidence Hit a Record-Smashing High In 2017

Brittany M. Hughes | January 9, 2018
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Americans’ confidence in the job market hit a record high in 2017 during President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a new analysis out from Gallup.

Americans' optimism about finding a quality job averaged 56% in 2017, the highest annual average in 17 years of Gallup polling and a sharp increase from 42% in 2016. Coinciding with rising optimism, the U.S. unemployment rate fell from an average 4.9% in 2016 to 4.4% in 2017, the lowest rate since 2000.

Hold on -- you mean electing a business-minded president who wants to slash corporate taxes and help companies hire more people actually improves Americans’ chances of finding a job?

Shut the front door.

Lest you think this is just part of a recent trend here's a comparison: Americans’ optimism about getting a decent job was 43 percent during 2007, right before Barack Obama took office in 2008. After that, economic confidence tanked to a measly 10 percent in 2009 before steadily rising to 42 percent in 2015. And there it stayed for a solid two years before skyrocketing to a record-smashing 56 percent over the last 11 months.

On top of that, last week it was reported that for the month of December, unemployment among black Americans dropped below 7 percent for the first time since 1972. The stock market continues to hit record highs, an upward trend we’ve been watching for the last solid year. In addition, small business confidence also hit an all-time record high in 2017, with more employers saying business is booming and growth is occurring at record rates thanks to regulatory relief and tax cuts.

But before you get super excited that things are looking up for the majority of Americans, remember that we’re all still going to die. Because that’s what the Left has told us.