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Has Trump Made the Working Class Great Again?

date: 2018 Apr 12

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And yet, even if they do make more than female and black workers, white men still aren’t able to outearn their parents – a bleak commentary on the American Dream. Simply finding a job can be a struggle. In 1980, about 88 percent of 25- to 54-year-old white men without college degrees had jobs; today, that number is 80 percent.

So Trump might want to pause before popping the champagne corks. Many in his base are still hurting, and some of those in other constituencies are doing even worse.

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