Ivanka Trump falsely claimed that people who had left the U.S. workforce are returning because of the president’s policies.
The White House adviser spouted her lie during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo:
I think one of the tremendous opportunities that we’re seeing because the economy is so strong is that people who have been out of the workforce are coming back off the sidelines.
And this is something we’re working incredibly hard to incentive, because there is a large population of prime-age men and women who are out of the workforce, and who are now slowly starting to return. And we’re seeing that.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that labor force participation rate fell from 62.9 percent in January 2017 to 62.7 in May 2018.
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