President Donald Trump is getting a boost for his re-election fight as a new poll indicates that most Americans feel good about current job market.
According to a Gallup poll, 71 percent of Americans in May said now is a good time to find a quality job, a significant improvement from March and April when 65 percent each month rated the job market favorably.
This is the highest confidence rate among Americans in the U.S. job market since 2001 when Gallup started to collection opinions about jobs, the pollster said.
The latest survey was conducted between May 1-12, with a random sample of 1,009 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Most of the interviews were collected after the Labor Department reported on May 3 that unemployment in April had fallen to 3.6 percent, the lowest in nearly 50 years.
More recently, the percentage of Americans viewing the job market positively first surpassed 60 percent in September 2017 and averaged 65 percent in 2018.
Regarding broader perceptions of the economy, the poll results show that 51 percent of Americans rate current economic conditions as excellent or good, a bit higher from last month’s 50 percent.
Over half of U.S. adults, 54 percent, said economic conditions are getting better, higher from 49 percent in April.
The longer-term picture shows that Americans’ positive perceptions of both the economy and the job market are substantially improved today over the prior decade, particularly from 2008 to 2011, as the United States was entering and then recovering from the recession and global financial crisis, Gallup noted.
The latest poll is positive political news for President Trump whose agenda is driving an economic resurgence that is creating more and more opportunities for American workers.
Our Economy and Jobs Market is BOOMING, the best in the World and in our Country’s history – and we have just started!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Data from the White House shows that more than 5.3 million jobs were created between President Trump’s election and his second State of the Union Address alone; the U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4 percent or below in February 2019 for the 12th consecutive month; and wage growth for U.S. workers in early 2019 hit its fastest pace in a decade.