President Donald Trump, right, talks to Scott Sauritch, a maintenance worker at Irvin Works and President of Local 2227, during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Trump signed two proclamations, one on steel imports and the other on aluminum imports. Susan Walsh | AP
Labor

Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

No matter the jubilation articulated by the White House, Wall Street or the Washington press corps, happy days are most definitely not here again. So what accounts for the yawning chasm between a utopian jobless rate and a dystopian reality for a growing number of Americans?