-The Wall Street Journal
“The jobless rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since December 1969, the Labor Department said Friday,” Eric Morath and Harriet Torry report. “This is the best job market in a generation or more,” Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain said.
“Trump administration negotiators reached a major agreement with Canada on trade over the weekend. The breakthrough, which came on the heels of an earlier deal with Mexico, vindicates President Trump’s tough approach to reforming trade and will mark a fundamental turning point for American jobs and global power,” writes Christian Whiton, Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest.
“On this Manufacturing Day, Americans around the country can celebrate the growing manufacturing revival due to the tireless efforts of President Donald J. Trump and those in his Administration,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross writes. Under President Trump, “year-over-year manufacturing job growth in 2018 increas[ed] at the fastest rate since 1995.”
-The Daily Caller
“Mrs. Trump is sending a powerful message by selecting the continent of Africa to embark upon her first major multi-country solo foreign trip as the first lady,” White House East Wing historian Jennifer Boswell Pickens writes. “The message is clear: She wants to address challenging and substantive issues both domestically and abroad. She is secure in her position and willing to spend her own political capital to take a stand for causes she cares about.”
“Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, or an independent, you should welcome President Trump's announcement of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, on Monday,” Tom Rogan writes. “A replacement for NAFTA, the USMCA will increase U.S. access to Canadian markets and ensure greater centering of the car industry in North America.”
-The Washington Post
“Vice President Pence on Thursday issued a broad indictment of the methods behind China’s rise to becoming a major economic power, asserting in a sharply critical speech that Beijing has sought to undermine U.S. interests across the globe — and to undermine President Trump in the midterm elections,” David Nakamura and Anne Gearan report.
“National wage growth is at the highest it’s been in nearly 17 months — and, according to a new study released by Glassdoor, it’s not expected to slow down anytime soon,” Megan Henney reports. “Wages grew 2.6 percent year-over-year from 2017 to $52,664, making it the fastest wage growth seen since April 2017.”
-The Wall Street Journal
“Few Americans would say that they’re actually sick of winning, but you can add one more positive report to the recent run of upbeat readings on the nation’s economy,” James Freeman writes. “NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg says that a record 37% of small businesses in September ‘reported raising overall compensation in hopes of hiring and retaining needed employees.’”
-The New York Times
“President Trump’s maxim that ‘economic security is national security’ comes with an important corollary: A strong manufacturing base is critical to both economic prosperity and national defense,” writes Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy. In addition to pro-growth policies such as tax cuts and deregulation, President Trump adds a key order: “the first governmentwide assessment of America’s manufacturing and military industrial base.”