Speak Out: Job gains

U.S. employers added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5%.

The figures show that hiring has slowed this year as the U.S.-China trade war has intensified, global growth has slowed and businesses have reduced their investment spending. Even so, recent job gains have averaged 157,000 over the past three months, enough to absorb new job seekers and potentially lower unemployment over time.

• But Democrats will continue to attack the one responsible for this success because he is the one that is exposing their crimes. In short, Democrats are selling out Americans to cover their own backside. — Stacy Johnson

• Always remember the Democrats voted to penalize Americans for not having health insurance but are going to give it to illegal immigrants for free. — Robert Locke

• And Delaware keeps doing their part by opening up strip malls. Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. — Jason Rextc

• Funny how they never really mention what kind of jobs were added, or how much these people are paid. I can guarantee you 135,000 of those jobs were like you said a bunch of strip mall, fast food, restaurant, part-time employees making minimum wage. Who really cares if we are adding jobs but only adding ones that barely pay livable wages? — Christopher Joyce

• Mostly seasonal, part time or requiring a masters and 10 years experience for entry-level work. On the job training? What is that, an antique? — Danielle Levredge

• Oh like Obama’a shovel-ready jobs? — Stephen Malkowski

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