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Fastest-growing jobs in the US since Trump became president

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  • One of President Donald Trump’s most commonly discussed topics is the strength of the American economy.
  • Some industries have particularly thrived in the age of Trump.
  • Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the 15 industries with the largest percent increase in the number of people employed between January 2017 and October 2019.
  • Breweries, mental health practitioners’ offices, and oil and gas extraction have all seen large increases in employment in the last two and a half years.
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One of President Donald Trump’s most commonly discussed topics is the strength of the American economy.

Trump has written tweets highlighting strong stock and other market results and the general state of the economy, and frequently mentions the strong jobs market during campaign speeches and rallies. Recently, Trump announced progress on a trade deal with China, reducing some of the tariffs his administration imposed earlier this year.

While the US economy is in strong shape, some industries have thrived more than others in the age of Trump. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the 15 industries that have had the largest percent increase in the number of people employed between January 2017, when Trump took office, and October 2019, the most recent month for which data is available.

From breweries to oil and gas extraction, here are the 15 industries with the biggest employment booms since Trump took office:

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