President Donald Trump often touts job growth on his watch as one of his top accomplishments in office. State Republican party organizations have followed his lead.
The West Virginia Republican Party tweeted on Aug. 8, 2018, that “the American economy is continuing its longest monthly streak of job growth in history, with 3.9 million jobs added since President Trump was elected.”
The tweet cited a White House web page as its source. But we dug into the numbers ourselves just to be sure.
The American economy is continuing its longest monthly streak of job growth in history, with 3.9 million jobs added since President Trump was elected. https://t.co/qmaW68IDdH #WVGOP
— WVGOP (@WVGOP) August 7, 2018
We’ll take the two parts of the tweet separately.
PolitiFact has previously confirmed that the United States is in the midst of its longest positive job growth streak in history — 94 months and counting. Here is a chart showing month-to-month employment increases or decreases since January 2008. There has not been a monthly decline since 2010.