“Thanks to pro-growth policies from the Trump Administration, our economy is on a roll,” said House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy.
"Our economy is strong," said McCarthy's top lieutenant, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), as Republicans said President Trump is "delivering results for hardworking American families."
The Labor Department also upgraded the jobs numbers for both August and September by a significant amount - 95,000 jobs.
August totals were revised up by 51,000 jobs; September was raised by 44,000 jobs.
But a comparison of 2018 and 2019 clearly shows a smaller amount of jobs growth on average this year, though the Labor Participation Rate ticked up to 63.3 percent, the highest level for that measure since August 2013.