Donald Trump loves to associate the robust job growth during his administration with the manufacturing and mining industries. While job growth in these sectors have been relatively robust during his time in office, his focus on these sorts of jobs misses the forest for the trees.
The truth is that the sector creating jobs the fastest under Trump has been at the forefront of employment growth for the past several decades: the service industry. Though he has never tweeted about it, the major industry creating more jobs than any other during the Trump administration is food and drink service. It’s not welders and miners who are finding work plentiful, but fast-food cooks and baristas.