June Jobs Figures Crush Kamala Harris’s Claim That People Are Forced to Work Multiple Jobs

Breitbart | 7/5/2019 | John Carney
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Democrats may need to find a new line of attack against the strong labor market that has prevailed during Donald Trump’s presidency.

The share of working Americans holding multiple jobs fell to 4.8 percent in June, close the lowest levels on record. That is just a notch above the 4.7 percent record low hit in November 2013 through January 2014, April and May 2015, and October 2017.

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Arguably, however, the June number is more impressive than any of those because overall employment is at a record high and unemployment much lower. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in November 2013, for example, was 6.6 percent. Today it is 3.7 percent.

That hurts the credibility of Democrats like Senator Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who have argued that Trump’s economy is weaker than it seems because so many Americans are forced to hold multiple jobs to make ends meet.

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“Well yeah people in America are working — they’re working two and three...
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