As President Trump begins his 12-day trip to Asia, during which he will visit 5 different nations, he pointed to low unemployment numbers, new jobs, and a flourishing stock market as a testament to his success.
Unemployment is down to 4.1%, lowest in 17 years. 1.5 million new jobs created since I took office. Highest stock Market ever, up $5.4 trill
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2017
This comes as the Labor Department announced on Friday that 261,000 jobs had been added to the U.S. economy in just October.
The Labor Department also revealed that unemployment is down as well, with the rate of unemployed Americans dropping to 4.1%, the lowest it’s been in almost 17 years.
President Trump also mentioned the U.S. stock market, which has experienced record highs during his first year, something he’s mentioned recently.
“Our stock market just hit another record high. It’s the highest it’s ever been in history, by far. We’ve created about $5.4 trillion only in stock market value, and we’re very happy about it,” said the president.